posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 03:22 AM
As Bush would say.
Recently, I came around the following article (February 2003)
Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon launched a savage attack yesterday on critics of the Government's hawkish stance over Iraq, warning Britain would
not 'sit idly by until hundreds or thousands are killed'.
In the clearest signal yet that conflict in the Gulf is now imminent, he warned it would be an abdication of responsibility 'on a massive scale' to
do nothing about Saddam Hussein's development of weapons of mass destruction.
'There are those who will never be convinced until that missile with its weapons of mass destruction warhead is fired, or until terrorists are aided
in carrying out a WMD attack on one of our cities,' Hoon warned in a message to British service people.
'By then it will be too late. The Government is not prepared to sit idly by until hundreds or thousands are killed before acting, and those who argue
otherwise should look long and hard at themselves too.'
If you have read it, it is not surprising at all that so many people were convinced that Saddam Hussein formed a threat on a global level but more
important to us Westerners, directly.
Initially, I fully supported the war but know better know. As soon as it turned that the Saddam drama was utterly exaggerated and the so-called threat
did not exist. It didn't take long for me to see through the lies we had been told and made me aware (as young adult) that we should not naively take
everything we are told by our governments.
Every day is becomes more likely that ''we'' will now go to Iran, or rather, the US and Israeli Air Force will go to Iran as I don't expect
Israeli or NATO boots on the ground.
After Vietnam and Iraq you would think there would be no need for a third lesson for one to see his failures.
Iran is a much bigger country, it's weaponry is much more advanced and even more inhabitants than Iraq. An attack on Iran would worsen hatred towards
the US throughout the world, increase the possibility of new terrorist attacks on Western soil and results in nothing but more misery for all of us.
If you are still convinced that war to Iran is the solution to our problems you should study your history books better. In the Middle East you won't
reach the goals without consensus, whether you like those countries or not you have to learn to live with them, they won't disappear.
I won't be fooled twice, will you?
[edit on 15-1-2007 by Mdv2]