posted on Feb, 4 2004 @ 07:20 AM
Originally posted by medic
Thats good enough for me. And I'm in Iraq so....
I understand that you are serving in Iraq right now, and I, in no way, mean any disrespect. I am wondering why it doesn't bother you that the entire
premise for the war was a lie? I mean, if Bush & co. hadn't claimed that Saddam posed an immediate threat to the US, none of the 500+ American
casualties would have occurred. Even Powell said that he's not sure he would have gone to war if he had known the truth.
Asked if he would have recommended an invasion knowing Iraq had no prohibited weapons, Powell replied: "I don't know, because it was the stockpile
that presented the final little piece that made it more of a real and present danger and threat to the region and to the world." He said the
"absence of a stockpile changes the political calculus; it changes the answer you get."
Asked whether the American public should be reassured that so many intelligence agencies were so wrong, Powell replied: "I think it should be
reassuring to the voters of the United States that we found a regime that's clearly demonstrated intent and clearly had the capability, and that the
president had the information from the intelligence community."
So all of the lives that have been lost as a result of this war, were justified because of some threatening future "intent", and faulty information
from the intelligence community?
I realize that no one, especially those serving in the military, wants to believe that the country they are sworn to protect would betray them. Even
if you don't feel used or misused, I feel it for you and I wish all of the men and women serving overseas right now safety for the time you have left
and a quick return home.