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The War in Iraq was justified.

Posted by phduffy on 2003-11-21 13:19:00
23 forum posts
I think that the war in Iraq was justified, for a number of reasons.
To begin with, people say that the war was about Oil. This is demontratably false, and not a position held by the more informed opponents of the war (ie, Bono came out and pronounced that even though he was against the war, it was absolutely not about oil). How is it demontratably false? The US government will spend more money on this war then they would in 25 years of buying Iraqi oil.

Secondly, there's the question of the weapons, and the connection to Al Qaeda. I propose that those are both irrelevant. However, I do not condone lying about them.
Why are they irrelevant? Before you post about how I'm a lunatic, read, and think about, this. While in power, Saddam Hussein used to take people and feed them feet first into a wood chipper. Go back and read that again. Don't skip over it, think about a society where that is done to people. In addition, Saddam had trained lions that would bite off the head of anyone that wouldn't let their wife/gf have sex wth his sons. Another thing he liked to do was to force someone's mouth open, pour as much gasoline down their throat as possible, and then throw in a match. Again, go back and read that sentence.
Then try to defend a regime that believes in that.

Another firm case for the war is that the citizens of Iraq support the war. Here's the proof:
http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20031120.wwente1120/BNStory/International/?query=margaret+wente

Now, while I can understand being against the war for moral principles, ie, you never believe that war is the right answer, condeming George Bush isn't the right answer.
http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20031121/COGEE21//?query=marcus+gee

I am not a fan of the way in which the war was implemented, or how it is now turning out. However, that does not mean that it was necesarily bad. It would have been nice had the UN security council approved it. However, the UN security council never approves these things, and did not approve intervening in Rowanda or Croatia, because that's not what they do.

I can also understand the position that Iraq is no worse than Syria or Lebenon, Sierra Leone, etc. I think that's irrelevant. The only thing to consider is, are the people of Iraq better off now than before? Is the world better now than before? I think the answers to both those questions is yes.

Finally, I would aknowledge that the current situation in Iraq isn't working all that well, and should be changed.

Flame Away.
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