Originally Posted by dorfman24
FTL added something I did not say, created a sentiment I do not share, made a logical leap I did not make, and attempted to mutilate my argument without any attempt to rebut me and chose to portay my thinking without any regard for that I was actually saying.
Next time, just say "I disagree. here is why: [insert factual argument of one's own making]."
Well, lets ask what you meant then. I took you to suggest that the fact the Security Council of the UN did not support the invasion of Iraq by the United States with a Resolution was insignificant because:
1. The Resolutions issued by the UN ordering Iraq to do certain things made it clear it was Iraq's responsibility to prove they had complied,
2. The UN had inspector's reports that concluded while Iraq appeared to be trying in earnest to meet the requirements in the critical time frame of early 2003, in fact, they had not yet done so,
3. The UN Resolutions issued demanding Iraq do this, that or the other thing also threatened "serious consequences" should Iraq fail to comply,
4. The United States unilaterally (my word, but in light of not having a Security Council Resolution backing our determination, it seems we did act unilaterally on this determination) determined the time was right, by drawing a line in the sand (Bot's words but it seems you agreed) that the United States believed had now been crossed (no such criteria in the UN Resolutions involving lines drawn by the United States in the sand, presumably in Iraq) to inflict upon Iraq some "serious consequences" for crossing that line in the sand, and was justified to take this unilateral action on behalf of the UN because we are the United States (feel free to provide a better reason, but you haven't so far),
5. The United States was also justified in unilaterally determining the "serious consequences" for Iraq, for failing to meet the United States' criteria for complying with the UN Resolutions, which was an invasion and regime change at the hands of the United States Armed Forces, and
6. The United States was justified in unilaterally implementing its determination of the "serious consequences" to be meted out in support of the UN Resolutions that had not been obeyed by Iraq, also for some reason like, "we are the United States."
If that is not your position, what is your position?