You're equating the invasion of Iraq to a policman frisking a suspect for a gun...
...and the lapse between having WMD and not as 60 seconds? Reread that, Brandon, and try to tell me it's not ridiculous.
Quote:Bush did not use the WMD as an excuse. That was his actual reason for invading Iraq, as he repeatedly said, and it was no more wrong than when a policeman frisks a suspect in a crime and doesn't find a gun. Not finding the gun does not make frisking the suspect wrong, nor does it mean the suspect didn't have a gun 60 seconds previously.
Worst. Analogy. Ever.
Frisking a suspect doesn't involve killing dozens of thousands of people and starting international wars...
What a dense thing to say.
The point is that inspecting something that might be a lethal danger so that you don't get murdered down the road can be justifiable, even if the test result is negative.
No, I did not ever claim that the invasion of Iraq was motivated by a desire to fight terrorism. Show me a post in which I said that.
- There was genocide in Iraq.
- This was a reason to invade Iraq.
- The president said: "All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know the United States will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors".
What can we deduct from that
Not that those questions have anything to do with he situation in Africa.
My answers to your questions are.
. > There was no genocide in Iraq
> There was no reason to invade Iraq
> Bush is full of hot air.
I believe congress has already labeled it as being genocide. What do you expect writing letters to our legislators will serve? If it is to have the US send troops to the region and go it alone I would be 100% opposed. We are spread too thin and our troops have shed more than enough blood and treasury in Iraq.
It is time for the rest of the member nations to the UN to get off their collective duffs and get involved.
All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know the United States will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors.
Christ, we're too busy trying to secure the oil reserves in Iraq to worry about preventing genocide in a country that means nothing to us.
We're too busy slaughtering thousands of innocent Iraqi citizens (with the help of terrorists who are now entrenched in Iraq) to worry about the slaughter of innocent citizens in Darfur.
Bush and his criminal gang have done a splendid job of demonizing the U.N. Although, isn't it interesting we haven't heard much regarding the oil-for-food fiasco that neocons insist on bringing up, despite the $9 billion of unaccounted U.S. dollars meant for reconstruction in Iraq?
For as long as whole regions of the world simmer in resentment and tyranny -- prone to ideologies that feed hatred and excuse murder, violence will gather and multiply in destructive power, and cross the most defended borders, and raise a mortal threat. There is only one force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment, and expose the pretensions of tyrants, and reward the hopes of the decent and tolerant, and that is the force of human freedom.
We are led, by events and common sense, to one conclusion: The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.
Brandon9000 wrote:The point is that inspecting something that might be a lethal danger so that you don't get murdered down the road can be justifiable, even if the test result is negative.
What he's trying to say is:
Brandon9000 wrote:No, I did not ever claim that the invasion of Iraq was motivated by a desire to fight terrorism. Show me a post in which I said that.