posted on May, 5 2003 @ 05:44 AM
Toltec - When your country tries to argue that it should be the one that runs the world, it should be the one to decide who's good and who's evil.
When your country attacks other countries which aren't actually posing an active threat. Then I think it becomes relevant to think about whether or
not we can really trust the US to do a good job. Although the US has no Hitler or Stalin, I do think it's consciously cost the lives of a lot of
people over the last 40 years, and I don't trust it to become an ethical country. Certainly, this war on Iraq looks distinctly unethical right
Leveller - Honestly mate, you've really fallen for the arguments 100%, but let's just deconstruct your post...
"This thread is crap.
You're all arguing over a link that was clearly written by somebody with an anti-war mentality. "
Ok, so anyone who argues against the war is clearly wrong. Great argument.
"Judging from the reactions here Iraq would never be free and terrorism would be left to run riot if your opinions that only WoMD were the reaons
behind this war. "
You're assuming Iraq is some kind of terrorism issue. It's not. And WoMD WERE the main argument for launching this attack. That's where the
credible threat came from.
"It's funny how soon many of you forget that Iraq had all sorts of lethal concoctions and how they tried to hide them from the UN."
Well, they actually destroyed them all after the Gulf War, and then spent years lying about what they'd destroyed. If you look at VX gas, it was all
destroyed post-Gulf War (according to Scott Ritter), but it took 4 years for the inspectors to find enough evidence to show that the destroyed VX was
weaponised and ready for use.
"They were the trigger that allowed America and it's allies to start sorting out the anarchy that is the Middle East."
Yeah, war is a really stable thing to do. And now you've got a country susceptible to breaking into three distinct countries, with all the civil
infighting that goes along with that. How incredibly stable! And the Israeli-Palestinian issue? Any hope of a solution there? I doubt it.
"The fact is that the removal of Saddam is a major stepping stone to peace in the Middle East. Would you rather have another 911 emenating from that
region or would you rather have your government act to create a more stable and peaceful world? "
The most definitive link between 911 and a Middle Eastern country is between Saudi Arabia and 911. And yet SA is a US ally, so no action is going to
be taken there. There are NO links between 911 and Iraq.
"WoMD are a minor issue."
If we'd found them you wouldn't be saying that. Or if they'd been used by the Iraqi army, as we were lead to believe they would be, then it
wouldn't be a minor issue.
"Their existence was used for propaganda and world opinion."
Well, their alleged existence certainly was...
"If you thought that they were the be all and end all of any war in Iraq you seriously need to wake up and smell the roses. For people who claim to
be suspicious of Western governments and intelligent enough to read past Whitehouse press releases some of you are sure naive."
You're right. This war wasn't about WMD, it was all about US influence in the Middle East. Which is why we didn't support this war in the first