War is hell, but it has been a reality of life for all of mankind's history.
Osama Bin Laden decided to wage a jihad on America, and if the president hand't decided to take the war to their turf we could have been waging by
now, or sometime in a future, a worse war in US cities and others like the jihads that some Islamic regimes have been waging in Africa and the Middle
Also the only other choice we would have was to agree with another UN sanction. In the last one 500,000 Iraqi children under the age of 5 died of
starvation, and there were deals done for other than food in the oil for food scandal in which once more some European countries are in the middle of,
because of the UN sanctions which Clinton agreed with.
Islamic extremists have not only waged a war on the coalition and the US. But there have been countries like in Africa that northern territories that
are Islamic extremist backed up regimes have waged a jihad on southern regions which are mostly non-Muslim blacks. The genocide in Sudan and other
regions have been happening for some time and since 1989 a jihad was decreed. In these same genocides, some European countries have been helping the
Islamic extremists and some of those same countries were against the war on Iraq because their economic interests would be lost if the regime of
Saddam was destroyed.
These are some links where information on these "real attrocities committed by some European countries" is presented.
The following link is about the genocide in Rwanda and the role that France had on it. There are also links in there about the help the French and
German governments gave to Islamic extremist regimes against non Muslims in Sudan in the 1990s.
The link below is on what one French official said about giving wmd to Islamic (extremist) countries to keep a balance against Israel....
The whole world seems to be in some sort of war or actively helping one side or the other. This is not news as it has been happening since man has
existed on this Earth and will continue to happen for a long time.
BTW, those people that keep complaining that there was no motive to go to war with Iraq.... Even the UN now is saying they have evidence of Saddam's
wmd program and that he was actively getting rid of these wmd and entire factories before, during and after the war when they realized that we would
go to war with them. (before he was captured)
It is true that there are still loyalists to Saddam and other jihadists that are fighting in Iraq, but at least they are not free to try to bring that
war to US cities and cities of the coalition.
In this link i posted the latest evidence from the UN about the wmd of Saddam almost at the bottom of the thread.
[edit on 22-6-2004 by Muaddib]