Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Of course, the fact that the UN Weapons Inspectors were giving everyone completely accurate information on the status of Iraq, and the Security Council's refusal to give it's permission for our Hitler style invasion matters not a wit to you, does it? Remember when Bush claimed the UN inspectors were being "duped", and how we now know today the one being duped was him? How about when they asked for six more weeks to complete their inspections in which they claimed they could obtain definitive proof that Colin Powell's claims of "mobile weapons labs" and "six months to a nuclear bomb" were false? All of this happened after the Congressional actions. The Congress did not direct a war be fought, it gave Bush the power to act. Bush clearly acted in a fashion that showed he was determined to have his war no matter what the real facts were. Instead of giving Hans Blix the six weeks he sought to get the real facts, Bush attacked Iraq in one of the bloodiest acts of mass murder in human history, the "Shock and Awe" attack of March 2003, where Bush made the decision to attack the largest population centers of a defenseless nation with some of the most horrific weapons known to man. It was an act of calculated mass murder against defenseless, innocent people, and this nation will bear it in shame.
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
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