posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 10:32 AM
KrazyJethro: "What you say about the millions in protest before the war is true enough, but for the most part I can say that they were numbskulls
hopping on the bandwagon.
There were legitimate protesters out there, but I am saying a large percentage were self-servers."
You say this because you were there?
I was at 3 Montreal anti-war protests before the Invasion of Iraq. The first one had 150,000 marching through downtown Montreal in -15 weather,
carrying signs like "No War For Oil", "War is an Act of Terrorism", "Not Without UN Mandate", "Bush and Saddam, Brothers in Arms".
Self-serving? I really don't understand that. How exactly is it self-serving to get out on the streets and yell that you're mad and you're not
gonna take it anymore. How is it self-serving to voice your opinion in your own democratic country to let your politicians know that THIS is what you
MILLIONS of people protested worldwide. Maybe a small amount of those were doing it for there own purposes (as in, to get some time of work), but the
majority were there because they BELIEVED what they were protesting about. You don't march 3 miles to be "self-serving".
As for the WMD fiasco:
The US public was lied to. Told that "YES WE KNOW HE HAS WMDs". Powell went before the United Nations to state the case ("based on strong
intelligence" haha) before the rest of the world.
Of course, the rest of the world didn't buy it. They still voted down the resolution to invade Iraq (1441 never sanctioned military invasion).
How do you PROVE that Saddam had no WMD? Simple.
You look around, and if you don't find any, chances are high that he didn't have them. You can't hide complicated biological and chemical weapons
in an A-Team lunchbox. You need sophisticated machinery and electronics just to make sure nothing leaks or goes bad.
But after nearly a YEAR of searching, they have not found one iota of evidence.
Let me give an example.
The cops bust down your door one night. "WE'RE SURE YOU HAVE GUNS IN THIS HOUSE, WE HAVE INFO THAT YOU DO."
So they arrest you, rough up some of your family and arrest some of them too. They take over your house and act like it's theirs.
Meanwhile, they find no guns. But they continue to look. And WHILE they continue to look, you're still in jail, your house is still under their
control, and your family is in danger.
They tell you "Well we're sure there WERE guns in here, but now that we're here, we realize you're a bad person and had it coming anyway. So
Obviously not totally spot-on as an analogy (you would have to have a few mass graves in your basement, and the cops would have to have sold you some
guns), but it's similar. Trying to prove a negative is a tough sell.