Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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When did Bush say that this invasion was to prevent Saddam from getting his hands on Middle East Oil? For God's sake man, get some sanity, we had 50,000 US troops in Kuwait and thousands more in Djoubuti and Quatar. You are saying a country that had "no effective army" according to the CIA before we even invaded, a country that was so under the thumb of the US Air Force it had to bury it's fucking planes in the desert, was going to some how mount an invasion that would result in him "controlling our oil"? What were we going to do, stick our thumbs up our ass when he invaded Saudi Arabia? It's all ridiculous bullshit at this point. Here is the truth: the UN Weapons Inspectors gave us an accurate picture of the shape Iraq was in. Much of the CIA did as well. BushCO invented their own world, the same way you are doing so here, to justify a war we did not need at the expense of the war we did. A collosal mistake that it keeping us tied up from fighting the real war on terror.
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