posted on May, 29 2004 @ 07:24 PM
President Bush mentions regularly that Operation Iraqi Freedom was justified because Saddam Hussein was in material breach of UN Security Council
Resolution 1441. But even if Iraq was in violation of this UN resolution, he seems to have forgotten a key fact: the U.S. military does not exist to
enforce UN mandates. It exists to defend the United States: its territory and sovereignty, the populace,the freedoms and the treasured liberties that
support the American citizens way of life. So whether Iraq was in violation of Resolution 1441 is null and void. The real question is whether Iraq
represented a direct and imminent threat to the United States. If that was the case and they did pose an imminent threat, then preemptive
self-defense, like Israel's military action in the 1967 Six Day War, would have been justifiable. And if Iraq was not a threat --which in hindsight
we have realised that it was not-- especially in terms of aiding and abetting Al Qaeda, then the United States fought a needless war based on
economics and self interest.
There is little doubt that this war against Iraq was the wrong war. Not because the United States used preemptive military force. Not because the
United States acted without the consent of the United Nations. And not because Iraq had weapons of mass destruction as we now know they do not exist.
There is no threat. There never was. So do you still support the war?
When addressing the United Nations General Assembly, One year and one day after Sept 11 he said "No government should ignore the threat of terror,
because to look the other way gives terrorists the chance to regroup and recruit and prepare." But that is exactly what the United States did by
going to war against Iraq. It hunted down a nation when it should have been actively hunting the terrorists. To make matters worse, the taxpayer is
stuck with the bill for the war. Almost $100 Billion. Do you still support the war?
Just think, that amount of money could've given every american child college education. It could also have provided free healthcare. Do you still
feel like you support the war now?
But what do I know? I'm just a person. The Government is smarter than me, right? I guess i just have to ask myself if i support the war.