posted on Nov, 12 2002 @ 04:56 PM
Wow!! You sure opened the gates and let it all out, didn't you!
The possible war with Iraq isn't about any assisination attempt again't '41, although I'm sure that made it personal for '43. It is about
Hussein, a blood-thirsty despot that has proven to have no regard for human life, who has murdered hundreds of thousand of his own people and has
attacked neighbors without provocation before, is stridently pursuing nuclear weapons capability. On top of that, he supports terrorism with
training, finance and other logistical needs.
America does not have enough bombs to blow up the world 20 times over - that is a myth created by those who aren't familiar with nuclear weapons. We
have them, and so do a handful of other Western nations, and like the other Western nations, we are not about the business to use them in an offensive
manner. We are nations of laws, not atyrannical rule of madmen such as Hussein. There is no reason to believe that Hussein would not use a nuclear
weapon just as easily as he uses chemical weapons, and there is no reason to believe he would not place a small nuclear device in the hands of
terrorists willing to use it, provided he had the weapon.
It will be extremely expensive to wage war against Hussein, but unless he fully complies with the inspection and disarmament demands of the United
Nations (and, we aren't alone in this demand and probably won't be alone if it becomes necessary to go to war) it would probably cost more than the
nation would want to pay not
to depose him.
You raise an interesting point, and one that I see from a different angle. Deposing Hussein would liberate the Iraqi people, not destroy them. To
continue to allow them to suffer his rule is hateful.
Also, the U.N. is not responsible for the security of the united states of America - the U.S. is. More than just cowardly, to only go to war against
the madman in specific and terrorism in general if the U.N. backs us would be traitorous to the nation.