First let me state that if I offend you, you’re not listening. I mean no offense I just state what I believe, and just because it doesn't agree with you doesn't mean I don't like you or understand you position.
This is not a game to those Kuwait or Israelis who may get killed by Scuds carrying biological or chemical weapons.
But is the answer to this to leave this mad man with these weapons. The inspectors have stated that Iraq does treat this like a game, using delaying tactics and monitoring to determine where the inspectors are going. The inspectors are not there to find the weapons they are there to see that they are destroyed.
We didn't take the oil in '91 because of the same reason we didn't go into Baghdad.
We didn't go to Baghdad because of international pressure over the mass destruction of the Iraq army on the road out of Kuwait. Our planes destroyed over 70% of the Iraq army in under 24 hours on that road. It was felt by the international community that Saddam had learned his lesson.
(That war was to free the oil in Kuwait, and we didn't want to conquer another nation, just contain it.) But I guess things have changed.
It should be obvious that it did not work. Saddam still rapes and tortures people. He has used chemical weapons on people in his own country. This is not the type of person I want with a nuke!
The biggest question I have is why does it have to be now? Why can't we wait for the UN to sign on?
The UN already did sign on. 1441 stated that Iraq must declare all weapons of mass destruction. It has not done this@ It must allow the inspectors to monitor their destruction. Instead they have been playing hide and seek! 1441 stated that they were not allowed to produce missiles that could strike other countries. They have!
Hitler was allowed to get way with such things before World War 2. So should we attack now when we can win with minimal losses or wait till he has perfected a nuke, chem or bio weapon?
Is it because we were hoping that Saddam would not comply as much as he has and have overcommited our troops to the area?
How is it that the Iraqis minders with the inspectors physically trying to force the pilot of a helicopter away from an inspection site becomes compliance? How is it that 1441 demanded that Iraq declare and destroy its illegal weapons and instead forces the inspectors to play hide and seek compliance? How is producing weapons that can strike Israel which it agreed that it would not do compliance? How is importing nuclear refining equipment from France which they agreed they would not do compliance?
Why does our president want to go to war SOOO badly, when it is very clear that he is in the very definite minority.
Seems that most of the congress is behind him. Even a good number of the Dems. Is it possible that they have info that can't be released now without endangering more Americans?
Oh, wait, that's how he was elected as well.... (Note to Bush: This is not golf, in votes and polls, when you have the lower number you're losing!)
Come on now. The recounts are done. Gore didn't win Florida! And as a side note we do not live in a democracy, it’s a representative republic! Please take a look at the Federalist Papers for a well versed explanation of why the government was set up so that mob rule did not happen.
As a second side not more people voted against Clinton than for him too!
We have to wait for more support.
Why what happens if we don't?
WTF is he doing?
Protecting the lives of Americans by demonstrating that we won't bend over anymore. We were attacked on our own home soil and now you are saying oh well. These people don't like us and they are plotting our demise, and you just want to wait until they do blow up a weapon of mass destruction before you believe we have justification to put them outta business? To quote Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
but I'm genuinely scared what will happen.
And my response to that has always been the same: "This is the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave! You can't have one with out the other!"
People forget, one of the biggest reasons 9/11 happened is because Al Qaeda got pissy that we had our soldiers on their holy land.
Ya because we don't stone our women when they cheat on their husbands. We don't cut off your hand when you steal. We don't force the mutilation of female genitalia so that they can't have pleasure from sex. We allow the women in our country to be educated and treated equal. We are infidels to them because of these things and should not be allowed to step foot on their holy ground! Yep we're the bad guys all right!
Sorry to pick on you Andrew, once again it’s not personal. You post allowed me to present my counter points.