Let Us Not Forget
edited: Saturday, March 22, 2008
By Joseph* OneLight*®
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2008
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A few simple questions and answers...
How did the dictator Saddam Hussein rise to power in Iraq?
It was the U.S. Government, under the Reagan Administration, who helped him!
Please view http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB107/
Where did Iraq's chemical weapons come from?
They were supplied by the U.S. Government under the Reagan Administration.
Please view http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A52241-2002Dec29
Where was al-Qaeda operating from during the 9/11 attacts on the U.S?
They were in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
SO WHY DID THE U.S. INVADE IRAQ?
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|Reviewed by Randall Barfield
|You point out some realities here. I know you love your country Joseph, as do I. Those who doubt THAT reality know where they can go (to Siberia) and what they can shovel (March snow)!!!!|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|If your enemy serves the purpose of prolonging your little war if left alive...why should be you so stupid that you go an kill him?
Remember that song about one-hundred-bottles-of-beer? now in Washington are singing it but instead of "bottles-of-beer" they are singing they heart out with "barrels-of-oil".........go figure.
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|well written reminders|
|Reviewed by Beryl McMullen
|Just glad to be living in Canada and that Canadians are not fighting in Iraq,as far too many of our soldiers are dying in Afghanistan . . .|
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|SO WHY DID AMERICA ***INVADE IRAQ,i.e. IT'S OIL STUPID...
*** Close To 30 Country's Have $$$ Pacts With Iraq Gov. To Pump Oil Out Of Iraq,i.e. Obviously El Presidente Bushshit & V P Dickhead Cheny $$$ COLLECT PHENOMINAL KICKBACK$$$...
You Can Delete This Review To!
|Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
|In response to Edwin...
You guess? I suppose you guess because you have no answers to the real questions I have posed.
I live in Portugal because it's a beautiful country and the woman I love lives here too.
I don't hate America, I LOVE America. I think that You should get a clue.
You keep reprinting an article from 1998 ... have you nothing better to offer?
Whatever happened to original thinking? Did you even bother to check the facts?
|Reviewed by Edwin Larson
|Per your bizzare retort to my comment hereunder: Your post citing the WP article was old news when it was first published. We knew that ...give it up. I am more "aware" of the facts than you will ever be. Additionally, the argument you try to frame is ridiculous. A weak attempt at best... Don't give up your 'day job'circulating anti-American propoganda and self-publishing your tripe in Portugal. You attack me only as a last resort to defend your illogical and delusional view of the world. It is obvious that you sir, are quite out of tune with reality. I would have entertained entering into a thoughtful debate with you, but you have proven that is impossible. As for my "constant re-posting" of that article. I have only posted in twice. Once in a response to your ridiculous assertions and once on my blog. I beleive that this article is extremely important for America/Bush/Self-haters to know, as it is the ultimate 'Inconvenient Truth', and that their, and your anger anger is entirely mis-directed and askew of the facts.
Now...my "original" comment and thought on your article:
Yep...we all knew this...Saddam was wrong guy to back I guess. Alot worse than Castro eh? A miscalculation...a mistake. But what do you do (please don't answer 'cause we'd all be wearing Bihrkas by now) There is a tightwire each administration walks with a dark underbelly. Its a dangerous world I seriously doubt you've experienced...It's not your little Shangri-La. It's done...And now??? What??. You can make your pottery, paint and write, go shopping buy a new horse and if you're lucky, not even have to lock your doors at night.
It amazes me how out of touch some folks are with the reality of this crisis. Hate America? get a clue. The following from your beloved Bill Clinton...
December 16, 1998
Web posted at: 8:51 p.m. EST (0151 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- From the Oval Office, President Clinton told the nation Wednesday evening why he ordered new military strikes against Iraq.
The president said Iraq's refusal to cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors presented a threat to the entire world.
"Saddam (Hussein) must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons," Clinton said.
Operation Desert Fox, a strong, sustained series of attacks, will be carried out over several days by U.S. and British forces, Clinton said.
"Earlier today I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces," Clinton said.
"Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors," said Clinton.
Clinton also stated that, while other countries also had weapons of mass destruction, Hussein is in a different category because he has used such weapons against his own people and against his neighbors.
'Without delay, diplomacy or warning'
The Iraqi leader was given a final warning six weeks ago, Clinton said, when Baghdad promised to cooperate with U.N. inspectors at the last minute just as U.S. warplanes were headed its way.
"Along with Prime Minister (Tony) Blair of Great Britain, I made it equally clear that if Saddam failed to cooperate fully we would be prepared to act without delay, diplomacy or warning," Clinton said.
The president said the report handed in Tuesday by Richard Butler, head of the United Nations Special Commission in charge of finding and destroying Iraqi weapons, was stark and sobering.
Iraq failed to cooperate with the inspectors and placed new restrictions on them, Clinton said. He said Iraqi officials also destroyed records and moved everything, even the furniture, out of suspected sites before inspectors were allowed in.
"Instead of inspectors disarming Saddam, Saddam has disarmed the inspectors," Clinton said.
"In halting our airstrikes in November, I gave Saddam a chance -- not a license. If we turn our backs on his defiance, the credibility of U.S. power as a check against Saddam will be destroyed," the president explained.
Strikes necessary to stunt weapons programs
Clinton said he made the decision to strike Wednesday with the unanimous agreement of his security advisors.
Timing was important, said the president, because without a strong inspection system in place, Iraq could rebuild its chemical, biological and nuclear programs in a matter of months, not years.
"If Saddam can cripple the weapons inspections system and get away with it, he would conclude the international community, led by the United States, has simply lost its will," said Clinton. "He would surmise that he has free rein to rebuild his arsenal of destruction."
Clinton also called Hussein a threat to his people and to the security of the world.
"The best way to end that threat once and for all is with a new Iraqi government -- a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people," Clinton said.
Such a change in Baghdad would take time and effort, Clinton said, adding that his administration would work with Iraqi opposition forces.
Clinton also addressed the ongoing impeachment crisis in the White House.
"Saddam Hussein and the other enemies of peace may have thought that the serious debate currently before the House of Representatives would distract Americans or weaken our resolve to face him down," he said.
"But once more, the United States has proven that although we are never eager to use force, when we must act in America's vital interests, we will do so."
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