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RE: Cindy Sheehan is back
azimuth - 11/28/2005 10:29 PM
Shane - 11/28/2005 10:10 PM
azimuth - 11/28/2005 8:58 PM
Syracuse315 - 11/28/2005 9:02 PM
azimuth - 11/28/2005 8:52 PM
GermanStar - 11/28/2005 8:20 PM
You're right. Poland was a much greater threat to Germany than Iraq was to the U.S., by virtue of proximity alone.
If Iraq had ties to terrorist activity, would that make them a threat to the US in a post 9/11 world?
Yes it would have. Too bad they didnt have a terrorist link.
What kinds of things do terrorists do? Specifically, what have their methods been in Israel, Jordan, UK and Spain?
And the vast majority of 9/11 terrorists were Saudi's. Logic holds we should have invaded that country not Iraq. Face it, we invaded Iraq not for terrorist reasons but for oppurtunistic reasons revolving around black gold.
Listen, I'm not a fan of how we got there either. I do think that Iraq was an easier target to topple and one the UN would more likely authorize. Remember, the UN did give governing authority to the US and the UK before we entered Iraq and unseated Saddam.
That is simply not true, azimuth. The governing authority for Iraq was the UN Security Council. In order to act under UN authority, we had to get their approval. We were unable to. The UN wished to wait for a final report from the UN Weapons Inspectors, asking for six more weeks to categorically prove there assertion that Iraq had no WMDs . We refused to, and attacked on our own, without authority, and without the consent of the UN. It was an act of war criminals and has left a stain as dark as the ones left by Hitler on us.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address