chiphomme - 2/25/2006 6:47 PM
It has been pointed out through out this board. Germanstar has made smart assed replies along those lines and someone has compared Iraq to Greenland.
I have repeatedly asked what people would have done with Iraq and I either get silence or some snide "the same thing we do with Greenland" comment.
And quit trying to narrow the debate parameters.
This has been nothing more then a never ending anti Bush tirade.
And I'm a tad confused about this "Iraq being a distraction on the war against OBL". So do you think the US should invade Pakistan? Frankly that's the only way that he's going to be killed or captured.
Iraq is part of the greater terrorism picture.
Well, this may surprise you, but when we find evidence that Osamma is in Pakistan and they have been harboring him, I would be all for doing whatever it takes to correct the situation. If invading Pakistan was deemed necessary, had we not gone through the process of lying about Iraq and invading them unilaterally, we likely would not be going into Pakistan alone. Iraq did nothing directly or indirectly to foster the 9-11 attack. Clinging on to the straws of the lies that, yes, the Bush Administration started and promotes, merely makes getting past this crap and working on the real problem, Osamma and Al-Qaeda, more problematical.
Chiphomme the deal is Iraq is
a distraction in the fight against terror. Bush did lie. We, the United States are sending brave men, such as yourself, and women to fight for a political agenda that has never been justified or even debated in the open forums of Congress. That is just not acceptable. It is not the President's perogative to expend American soldier's lives for a political agenda that is not in defense of the United States. To do so is Nazi-like and scary to 18 to 60 year olds today. We are recycling Vietnam era veterans, meaning guys my age and older. That is pitiful. Guys with trifocals and arthritis or other worn out body part diseases are going to make things worse, not better. The fact that the draft will have to be reinstated is a sign that America's youth is wary of pledging allegiance to the present Commander in Chief.
I think you attribute the disgust with a President who would expend brave American volunteer soldiers' lives for an undisclosed and therefore not debated and vetted, personal political agenda with some kind of acceptance of Saddam as a reasonable man. That is a mistake. As an American, I want America strong and straight and true before I spend lives and treasure on erasing guys like Saddam outside America.