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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-13-07 04:54 PM
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Earth to Bush: "The Chaos in Iraq You Now Decry was Caused By You!"
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Earth to Bush: "The Chaos in Iraq You Now Decry was Caused By You!"

by Walter C. Uhler

Having watched our pathetic president's July 12th news conference concerning the "Initial Benchmark Assessment Report," I felt the urge to applaud Helen Thomas for verbally assaulting George W. Bush for the war criminal and mass murderer that he is. God bless her for asking: "Mr. President, you started this war, this war of your choosing, and you can end it alone, today, at this pointDon't you accept - don't you understand, we brought the Al Qaida into Iraq?"

Bush, of course, lied to Ms. Thomas when he claimed Saddam Hussein "chose the course" compelling Bush's invasion by ignoring the warning from the UN Security Council: "Disclose, disarm or face serious consequences."

But, "disclose, disarm" what? As virtually every individual on planet earth now knows, Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction to disarm or disclose. More significantly, had it actually been left to the UN Security Council to enforce its resolution - which is to say, had the Bush administration not violated a legally binding international treaty, the UN Charter -Saddam Hussein probably would be alive today and still ruling Iraq, like it or not.

Bush might "firmly believe that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein in power," but that's hardly a justification for committing the worst of all war crimes, unprovoked naked aggression. Moreover, were the world's population forced to choose between Hussein and Bush, it's likely that many more millions throughout the world would agree that the world would be better off without George W. Bush in power.

(Imagine our horror, were we to ever find that the world possessed sufficient military power to successfully force its will upon us! Who, then, would be appealing to international law and the protections due to sovereign states?)

But Bush's lie to Helen Thomas was not the only lie he told during his press conference. Look at the lie he embedded in his discussions about pre-invasion troop strength with General Tommy Franks: "During our discussions in the run-up to the decision to remove Saddam Hussein after he ignored the Security Council resolutions, my primary question to General Franks was: Do you have what it takes to succeed?"

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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-13-07 05:14 PM
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1. I blame him for everything
from 9/11 on...
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-13-07 05:31 PM
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2. And I blame him for 9/11 too.
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