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Langis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 03:39 AM
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Everyone should read this quote!
This is from another board where we were debating the Iraq war and what not. Someone posted this, and it made a huge light bulb go of in my head. I had never thought of the situation this way. Anyway here is the quote.

"This Iraq war was ostensibly an attempt to enforce UN resolutions against weapons of mass destruction. What is ironic is that no weapons were found, and in order to enforce the resolutions, the US actively sought to undermine the UN."
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 04:15 AM
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1. Except that BushCo doesn't give a rat's derriere for UN resolutions.
They damn well plan to have as many WMDs as possible themselves.
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 04:26 AM
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2. right, this wasn't about regime change
It was an attempt to enforce inspections which they were doing. Since inspectors were inspecting bush needed something else so he used the "not fast enough" routine. The Inspectors weren't inspecting fast enough for the King. He wanted it done faster. It was obvious he was fishing for a legitimate reason to invade and the right bought his shlt , hook , line and sinker.

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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 06:17 AM
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4. It really wasn't a matter of how fast inspections were being done
Exerpts from Statement of Principles, Project for a New American Century:

"We aim to change this. We aim to make the case and rally support for American global leadership.

As the 20th century draws to a close, the United States stands as the world's preeminent power. Having led the West to victory in the Cold War, America faces an opportunity and a challenge: Does the United States have the vision to build upon the achievements of past decades? Does the United States have the resolve to shape a new century favorable to American principles and interests?"

(emphasis added)

It's about making sure we are the toughest sum bitches on the global block so we can have our interests served and everyone else be damned.


http://newamericancentury.org/statementofprinciples.htm




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cthrumatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 05:43 AM
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3. they lied...it's simple. before during and after.
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TexasSissy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-03 07:45 AM
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5. This is old news.
Yes, the U.S. has sought to undermine the U.N. for some time. Remember the administration stating that the U.N. would or might become irrelevant if it didn't back the U.S. position on use of force against Iraq?

I even got something in the mail, a petition to sign to do away with the "irrelevant" U.N.
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