Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Was The War Justified?!
To stop the genocide that lead to the over 400,000 bodies discovered in mass graves in Iraq so far (including mothers with bullet holes in their heads still clutching their babies holding toys in their hands.)
http://www.usaid.gov/iraq/legacyofterror.html or http://www.thisislondon.com/news/articles/14004914?source=Evening%20Standard
To spread democracy and give the people of the Middle East a chance to taste freedom, choose their leaders democratically, and hopefully contribute to other forms of income before the world no longer needs oil. (Democracy in Egypt after protests lead to more than one candidate being placed on ballots for presidential elections, A crowd of over 150,000 people smash baricades to cheer for President Bush in Georgia hoping to increase pressure on Russia to end it's backing for two seperatist regions, The people of the Ukraine demand and receive a fair democratic election, Palestinian territories hold and democratically elect a new leader, Iraqi's show up in masses (amid threats) to democratically elect prominent leaders from all ethnic groups including Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds, The Taliban regime is removed and democratic elections take place in Afghanistan, Syrians are forced out of Lebanon and TRUE democratic elections are finally set to be held, The Kind of Jordan claimed (in an interview with Peter Jennings) that he planned to replace the absolute monarchy with a democratic constitutional monarchy due to citizen's demands, Iran-Iraq governments together released statement blaming Saddam for killing rival politicians, gassing Kurds, invading Kuwait and suppressing Kurdish and Shiite uprisings in 1991 etc.)
http://www.thisislondon.com/news/articles/18511093?source=Evening%20Standard or http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050428/D89O4U401.html or http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=583538&page=1 or http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20050308-9999-text.html or
To avoid Saddam succeeding in getting sanctions dropped and developing WMD's. (Saddam HIMSELF admits (as reported in the Duefler Report which libby's like to site as evidence of no WMD's in Iraq) that he was waiting out the UN inspectors (who weren't serious anyway since they were enthralled in the Oil-For-Food Scandal) and bribing security council members (Russia, Germany, France, etc.) with the Oil-For-Food Scandal into dropping sanctions so he could assemble nukes and attack Iran to defend his legacy.
http://asia.news.yahoo.com/041006/ap/d85i8c002.html or http://visionsfromthehorizon.blogspot.com/2005/05/oil-for-food-list-goes-on-on.html or http://www.washingtontimes.com/world/20050516-124951-9925r.htm
To take a stand against regimes that harbor and support terrorists. (Saddam's regime was well known for assisting and financing Hamas, Hezbollah, the PLO AND al-Qaida). (see comments section for a list of connections)
To enforce the 13 UN resolutions that Saddam was in violation of for over 8 years instead of taking the word of this mad man. (Note: Due to the UN's involvement in the Oil-For-Food Scandal, they weren't interested in enforcing their own resolutions. The same can be said for France, Russia, Germany and many other countries that opposed the war because they were deeply entrenched in the scandal.)