Korea, Iran, Syria, Jordan, China, Saudia Arabia, England, France, Germany, Japan, Pakistan... the list goes on and on, all have WMD's.
Why are we not going to war with Korea or Saudia Arabia, most of the 9/11 terrorists came from there? What will be the end result of fighting Iraq? Remember we are the ones that supported Sadam for years.
Don't get me wrong the French government are a self-centered lot, and the Germans have been selling weapons to Iraq for years.
This whole thing with Iraq is a freaking shell game, they have us focusing on Iraq while they erode OUR rights! And once we win in Iraq how long are we going to have to stay there? We've got 50 years in Korea, and that situation is still an issue!
Saudia Arabia is a dictatorship and ruled by one family, why are we not raking their butts over the coals for their citizens attack on out country? Because if we do it, the fanitics will overthrow them, and it will become the next fundamentalist country in the Middle East, a full fledged war in Iraq will be a VERY bad thing for years to come.
Once the body bags start flowing into Dover AFB support will evaporate, since people think that this wil be another Desert Storm, over in 3 days with little cost in US lives. Well this will not be Desert Storm II it will be a totally different beast all together.
During Desert Storm we never tried to enter Iraqi cities, and fighting in a city is a whole different game than in the middle of a stinking desert! House to house fighting is brutal, and it must be done. It seems that everybody thinks that Sadam's troops are going to all be out in the desert waiting you us to drop ourbombs on them. This will not be the case. Sadam's is evil, not stupid! He learned a lot the last time around, and will not make the same mistakes again.
What we should be doing is putting a bounty on Sadam's head, $1 billion dead or $2 billion alive, that will produce results and quickly too. He will be able to trust no one!
It is a no win situation for us, and we will be dealing with the effects for years. But we do need to remember the once we do put our people in harms way, it is all of our duty to support them, and make sure that the politicians that put them in, allow them to win, no politics, no freaking whining. They are going to be there to do a job, so they better let them.
At the risk of raising the hackles of my southern brothers, I come from the W. T. Sherman school of war, Total War, but we are not ready to do what it takes, and even if we were, we'd never be able to leave, so we should not start something we do not have the will to finish.
Check out http://www.truthaboutwar.org/
for some interesting info.
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temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." --
Benjamin Franklin, "Historical Review of Pennsylvania," 1759.