posted on Dec, 9 2002 @ 05:09 PM
Just to clear up the topic here a bit, the dossier was submitted a day in advance of the deadline. It does contain little *new* data, mainly double
use facilities. Everything from factories that make slippers to factories that used to assemble artillery shells, to research labs.
Iraq is more likely to attack a western country after they have been provoked. For all you know, they could already have the pieces in place - spread
throughout the world, and are waiting for the Americans to fall into their own trap. If Iraq had WMD, what good would they do in their own country?
Iraq requires Arab unity to survive, why would they risk war with their neighbours, whom are mostly sympathetic to their cause? If Iraq every
sucessfully created true WMD (not just mustard gas, anthrax, vx, sarin, etc which, btw, many other countries also have) they would no longer be in
Iraq. It would however, not be in the hands of terrorists.
The Iraqi regime is a secular regime, not a radical Islamic regime. Saddam has his own ability to smuggle and plot, not requiring Al-Qadea or any
other terrorist cell to do it for him. Is it really worth up to 20% of America's GDP to go to war when all it will do it provoke an attack on
American soil? It is worth dragging the foreign policies of America through the mud once again to prove that America is the big bad boy on the block?
I wonder what 2 trillion dollars would do to the proud economy? 2 trillion in health care, education, perhaps even aid to the people who need it!
The only problem is that if America attacks a precedent will have been set, allowing one country to do whatever it wants to secure it's own
livelyhood, regardless of who stands in their way. What happens when Russia decides that the republics that broke away from the USSR can't handle
themselves and may become a threat? What happens when India finally had enough gal to invade Pakistan to root out those militants it says they
support? What happens when China decides reunification with Tiawan has to happen, and now? You'll be opening Pandora's box. Everything will become a
"What's best for me?" society. Thanks America, you rock.