Green Witch wrote:
(PS - what's Conservative about deposing foreign dictators to spread "freedom"...)
Now you're simply being innacurate. The reason for deposing the Taliban was their support of Al Qaeda pertaining to 9/11. The reason for deposing Saddam Hussein, as president Bush stated like millions of times, was fear that rather than destroying his WMD development programs, he had merely taken them further underground. Can your opinions onely be supported by falsehoods?
The reason for deposing Saddam changes by the minute, Brandon. While you
have been consistent in your fearmongering about WMD, Bush has not. Which you well know.
There may be many fringe benefits to deposing Hussein, but can you find one quotation, given either before the invasion or during the initial hours of the invasion, in which he states any reason but Iraq's destruction of WMD and WMD programs as the fundamental motive for the invasion? Specifically, can you find one in which he gives "spreading freedom" as the reason it should be done?
Here is one in which he does give Iraqi disarmament as the motive:
"...Our nation enters this conflict reluctantly -- yet, our purpose is sure. The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder. We will meet that threat now, with our Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines, so that we do not have to meet it later with armies of fire fighters and police and doctors on the streets of our cities...."
GW's characterization of his motives is simply false, at least based on anything he used to justify going in.