Originally posted by Herman
How was the war illegal?
The US government lied to the UN, it's people, and the world to justify their war.
The UN didn't sanction the war.
The war was therefore illegal.
A.) pretty much everyone agreed that Saddam had them. Clinton said he had them, Kerry said that he had them, and needed to be stopped. Mostly everyone
agreed that Saddam had those WMD's, considering that we gave them to him when we were allied. Also, the fact that he tested them on the kurds...
Two US presidents and a wannabe US president isn't "pretty much everyone", it's a collection of US presidents. Bush said Saddam was a clear and
imminent threat to the US, something the vast majority of people around the world thought was a lie, and indeed turned out to be a lie.
Here's some reading for you if you want to know the truth about the pre-war claims about WMD. It's the official UK independent judicial review into
the pre-war "intelligence" about Iraq "WMD".
The Butler Report
B.) We actually have found plenty of chemical weapons that were dis-assembled.
No they didn't. rusting 10 year old ordinance from pre 1992 was all they found.
If you add them up, they're capable of mass destruction.
But Bush said, time and time again, that Iraq was a clear and imminent threat to the US.
It's just that our liberal media doesn't like to report that kind of stuff, as it would be "boring"
You're kidding right? You think if current, usable WMD were found in Iraq it would somehow be missed by the entire world's media? And are you
calling the likes of Fox news liberal?!?!
First off, most presidents don't go on air and debate with other people.
In real democracies politicians have to argue their case with a real live opposition. They also have to face real, aggressive, political interviews.
They have talk in front of hostile audiences. The fact the US presidents don't seem to have to do any of these things appears to be a fatal flaw in
the US political system, which leads to failed businessmen with zero political acumen becoming president. Seriously, do you think that out of 280
million Americans, Bush was really the best qualified person to do the job?
Alot of countries ARE supporting us! Most of the European countries...you should know .
Sorry? Are you living on the same planet as the rest of us? The vast majority in EVERY european country opposed the war.
Last time I checked, he had no history of mental illness .
Retarded doesn't mean mental illness. It means subnormal development relative to the norm. Maybe you don't see it, but the rest of the world
Well, I'm glad that you're being civil, and you don't hate Americans. I don't think he's trashed our reputation all that bad. Alot of countries
have always hated us,always will. Have your opinions, I have mine. That's one of the great things about living in free countries.
If Bush isn't bad for the US reputation, how do you explain all these "bush bashing" threads you complain about?
Like you say, you have you opinion and I have mine. I hope for your sake the US remains as free as you seem to think it is. Right now you are one of
the least free countries in the western world.