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featherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 02:32 AM
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30. "And it is a vote that says clearly to Saddam Hussein -
this is your last chance - disarm or be disarmed" Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)

(Honestly I don't know why I bother)

- Okay this is one of the oldest tricks in the book for aggressive nations that want to start wars. Set impossible conditions for your enemy and when they don't (can't) meet them, invade and destroy. Tariq Aziz pleaded over and over "We cannot comply. We do not have these weapons." He was right but it didn't matter.

- Second trick: it was all about Saddam Hussein, well-known bad guy. Disarm or be disarmed, you bad guy.

Problem: the "disarming" of these non-existent weapons required shock and awe raining death and destruction on the innocent people of Iraq, who had done nothing wrong, who had done nothing to us, nothing at all. Tens of thousands dead...women, children, infants, teen-agers, and Iraqi soldiers just trying to defend their country... regular people just trying to live their lives, get married, raise families, grow old together.

Five and a half years later this invading army that killed so many, destroyed so much infrastructure, impoverished an entire country is still occupying and killing every day. And apparently intends to stay for a long, long time.

Who can defend or justify this by any standard of international law or common humanity? These people had done nothing to deserve the hell we brought down on their heads.

Yes, those who authorized this unjust, cruel, and unnecessary war and created this much suffering and death for no valid reason have much to answer for.

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