Sunday, October 03, 2004

Reasons for war with Iraq

Americans and the world have been given different reasons for war with Iraq, as the Bush Administration's unsubstantiated invasion and occupation becomes more and more confusing.

Iraq, 9/11. Iraq, no 9/11.
Iraq, al Qaeda. Iraq, no al Qaeda.
Iraq, threat to USA. Iraq, no threat to USA.
Iraq, chemical bunkers. Iraq, No chemical bunkers.
Iraq, CWMD. Iraq, no CWMD.
Iraq, mushrooms clouds. Iraq, no mushroom clouds.

More than 1,000 troops dead in Iraq.
More than 7,000 injured.

Saddam Hussein captured. Osama bin Laden free.

If the Bush Administration is going to now say that the war in Iraq is about "liberation", wouldn't that be the "flip-flop" of the century?

I mean, this is what George Bush said when applying to the American people for the job of Commander in Chief:

"If we don't stop extending our troops all around the world and nation building missions, then we're going to have a serious problem coming down the road, and I'm going to prevent that.... ....I don't want to be the world's policeman, I want to be the world's peacemaker."
George W. Bush - Gore/Bush Presidential Debate
October 3, 2000

"A generation shaped by Vietnam must remember the lessons of Vietnam. When America uses force in the world, the cause must be just, the goal must be clear, and the victory must be overwhelming."
George W. Bush - 2000 Republican Convention

Remember, we were already at war, with terror in Afghanistan - fighting terrorists "over there", when President Bush decided to start a war with the Iraqi Government.

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