Why did we spend money on a war with Iraq when our economy is going to the dogs at home?
I am writing this because someone confronted me about the money spent on the war. They said that it could have better been spent here.So I wrote back the following:
You brought in an interesting point, even though a bit off topic.It may be interesting to observe the human heart a bit in all this “money” talk.The US economy was not the main topic when we entered into a war with the Iraqi tyrant Sodom Hussein.At least it wasn’t with me or any of my Republican friends, regardless of all the “No war for oil” crap being bandied about by those who, I feel, care nothing for the oppressed.They care only for themselves and their beloved Democrat Party rising in the poles and the “Mean old Republicans” lowered in the poles.The reason I and my friends were in favor of going to war in Iraq were several.
1)People forget that the mission at the time was to get those weapons of mass destruction.Now I know that anti-war people kept screaming “Bush Lied” and “There were no weapons of mass destruction”, but they were just wrong.You really, to be fair, don’t hear much of that anymore ever since we learned from eye witnesses that, while we were busy with one UN resolution after another (14 in all), to placate our unplacatable left-leaning friends (you know the ones – the ones who screamed “Bush Lied” and “There aren’t any…bla, bla, bla”), Sodom was busy shipping them out in truck-loads over the border to Syria.
2)We felt it was absolutely necessary to help those poor people; to deliver them from the rape-rooms, the tree mulching machines, from mass murder, and yes, from the chemical weapons that that Hitler of a dictator used on his own people.And when people say well why then Iraq and why not here or there where these things are also happening.The answer is a simple one.Iraq fit snuggly into number 3.
3)The war on terror, as defined by the President and adopted by all those in congress that voted for it (before some of them voted against it), was against not only the terrorists themselves, but against any government that gave aid and comfort to them.Enter Iraq.Not only did Al-Qaida have terrorist training camps in Northern Iraq, but Sodom Hussein was also paying $25,000 to any family who would strap a suicide bomb to their child and send them out to kill themselves along with innocent Israeli women and children.And…
4)We thought and still think that bringing freedom to any people is a worthwhile thing to do.Especially for such a people as the Iraqis.They suffered much and had been pleading with us for years – even during Bush 1’s term to “Come save us.”
5)We think also that it’s not such a bad idea to have another ally in the Middle East.
6)Before the President declared war on terror there was only one democracy in the Middle East.Now, only about seven years after 9/11, thanks to George W. Bush, we have three independent democracies in the Middle East.Quite a legacy, if you ask me and my Republican friends.They can’t take that away from him and they (The Dems) can’t claim it for themselves because they fought it every step of the way.
Yeah, it was our sanctions that starved the children and women in Iraq. I guess you didn't see the scenes of huge bundles of cash stacked on pallets and wrapped in cellophane that were stored in some of the many Husein palaces. Cash that he was hording for himself (probably to build more palaces), while his people starved. That you blame on us? Amazing!
As for the Palestinians, since I'm sure you are fair - though you obviously have no grasp on reality - I'm confident that you condemned all the "Palestinian" terrorism on the Israelis. But I suppose you agree with the Palestinians that Israel should be blown off the face of the map. After all, what right do they have to defend themselves, right? If we were attacked on our streets, we would just ask them which part of America they would like to have and give it to them. You are acting like Israel just waltzed in and expelled all ‚ÄúPalestinians‚ÄĚ from the land. That is a lie. They asked them to stay and live in peace together and the majority wanted to. But they were not allowed too by their own radicals. You know those guys ‚Äď guys like you.
As for WMD's in America. Would you just take off you liberal hat for a second, and take in a deep breath of freedom - then try to imagine what kind of world this would be without the strength and courage of countries like the United States and Britain.
There you go again with the oil argument. Please. If we wanted their oil, we could have it. Do you think we would be having the gas price problem we're have now if you went to war for oil? That is so 'yesterday' for most of your smarter comrades - catch up will you.
You say that we spread democracy with bombs. Now that is just stupid. We don‚Äôt spread democracy with bomb, dumby, we break things and kill people with bombs. You know, like in WAR. The war we had to fight in order to answer the call of those Iraqis that had been begging and pleading for us to‚Ä¶‚ÄúCome and save us.‚ÄĚ
We are indeed speading democracy in the world. I know you don‚Äôt like to hear that, but it‚Äôs an obvious fact that history will record, and it must really tick you off. It‚Äôs a glorious Presidencial Legacy, like Regan‚Äôs success in the Cold War ‚Äď the Berlin Wall collapsed along with the Soviet Union, bringing freedom and democracy in Eastern Europe. What wonderful contrabutions to history and the whole world. Compare that to the Clinton Legacy. Let me see, what was it again ‚Äď something about an intern; what was her name again? ‚Äď anyway, I‚Äôm pretty sure it had something to do with whatever you consider the word ‚ÄėIS‚Äô to mean.
500,000 Iraqi children and womenstarved to death by US and British sanctions ("Yes it was worth it" - Madelein Allbright.) The world really doesn't need that sort of compassion.
Democracy in Israel after the deportation of hundreds of thousands Palestinians who are not allowed to return to their homeland. Yep! That's democracy for you.
No WMD in Iraq - no matter how much you hypothesise about them. Bush went crazy trying to find these things. Maybe he should have looked closer to home - the US seems to have the world's largest stockpile of WMD's and is the only nation to have used nukes so far. But I guess Georgy boy was certain Iraq had WMD's at some time because he still had the receipts eh?!
Determined to bring liberty to Iraq? Man, if they had no oil the US wouldn't have gone near the place. Or why not liberate Zimbabwe?
Spreading democracy with the bomb - ?! Bombing for democracy is a little like screwing for virginity
Al Qaida was not in Iraq until the US invaded - not ever.