posted on Jul, 7 2004 @ 01:48 AM
Originally posted by James the Lesser
So the reason we invaded Iraq is??????
Remarks by G.W. Bush:
[...] "Liberty for the Iraqi people is a great moral cause, and a great strategic goal
Events can turn in one of two ways. If we fail to act in the face of danger, the people of Iraq will continue to live in brutal submission. The regime
will have new power to bully and dominate and conquer its neighbors, condemning the Middle East to more years of bloodshed and fear. The regime will
remain unstable -- the region will remain unstable, with little hope of freedom and isolated from the progress of our times.
With every step the Iraqi regime takes toward gaining and deploying the most terrible weapons, our own options to confront that regime will narrow.
And if an emboldened regime were to supply these weapons to terrorists allies, then the attacks of September 11 would be a prelude to far greater
If we meet our responsibilities, if we overcome this danger, we can arrive at a very different future. The people of Iraq can shake off their
These nations can show by their example that honest government and respect for women and the great Islamic tradition of learning can triumph in the
Middle East and beyond. [...]
Neither of these outcomes is certain. Both have been set before us. We must choose between a world of fear and a world of progress. We cannot stand
by and do nothing while dangers gather. We must stand up for our security and for the permanent rights and the hopes of mankind.
By heritage and
by choice, the United States of America will make that stand. " [...]
President's Remarks at the United Nations General Assembly
September 12, 2002
[edit on 7-7-2004 by Riwka]