posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 11:58 AM
While there are as many reasons some can give for the invasion of Iraq by America, a few even justified, the same number can be given for us to not to
have invaded, a few even justified. The greatest reason I can see not to have invaded is that is against our Constitutional Law. Any and everything
after that law has been broken is illegal on its face from a purely legal standpoint.
Now that we are there, many think it is for oil alone. While oil is part of the picture, we could have easily taken control of what ever we wanted of
Middle East oil production far easier than the endeavor to democratize Iraq and at a much lower cost in our lives and theirs. With our technology, we
could have cordoned off the oil fields we wanted and created a impenetrable no mans land and held the fields with little effort on our part, save
killing anyone who tried to get to us through a large surrounding “buffer zone”.
Shall we say oil is the main reason; even though it is not, think about this scenario!
Islamic terrorist have taken over the Middle East and shut off the oil to Western Countries. A serious oil shortage causes world trade to plummet,
commerce is slowed, factories close, people in the industrial world are out of jobs and farmers do not have sufficient fuel to plant enough crops to
go around. China threatens war to get her needed supplies.
Winter approaches and there is a vast shortage of heating oil and natural gas in Europe, the UK, Canada, (Australia and New Zealand six months later),
and America. Western Civilization is cold, hungry, and people start dying. Now just how long do you think the Europeans, the Britt’s, Aussies,
Cannucks, New Zealanders, and Americans would deal with cold, hunger, and death before shouting to their respective governments, “Oil at any cost”?
Were the needed oil supplies from the Middle East stopped, the civilized world that depends on this oil, would crush the terrorist and everyone else
standing in the way as you crush a snake, with no regard for civilian causalities or collateral damage. If it were necessary the people of the
respective countries mentioned, would kill them all to get the oil they need to keep warm, make food, revive commerce, and live. Even the socialist
liberals would be screaming for blood!