there's always gonna be "what if's" - Israel's a big boy, let them handle their own threats. If they're worried Sadaam will nuke 'em, let THEM handle it.
As far as Sadaam turning over nuclear material to terrorists, that is definitely a possibility and not to be looked at lightly. But I think N. Korea is more of a concern right now in that department, for they have a nuclear reactor up and running and are weeks away from having even more nukes than they already have. And they've clearly stated they'd attack us. Al Qaida is clearly organizing efforts to attack U.S. interests as well. So where's the threat from Sadaam that merits a full blown war?
Where's the clear evidence Iraq is after the U.S.? That's all Aguest is asking. Where's Sadaams motive for attacking Israel or the U.S.? People are quick to point out his bad qualities, which...granted....are not worthy of being taken lightly, however at first mention of the U.S. mistakes and war crimes, we are quick to say "we learn from our mistakes." Well, do you think Sadaam has learned from his mistakes? He's the one that is still seeing the suffering of his people today due to the Gulf War. So who's the real madmen, Sadaam for killing his daughters husband or George Bush Sr. for purposely damaging the infrastructure of Iraq, thus killing thousands and thousands of people and increasing the risk of cancer by 5 times within the past decade? That's a war crime, why isn't the US held accountable for that?
"Sadaam killed his daughters husband." Well John O'Neil of the FBI was heading up the hunt for Osama pre-9/11 before he came across presidential ties to the Taliban, and boom, he lost his job and was assigned to be head security at the WTC 2 weeks before 9/11. He died there trying to save other peoples lives. Coincidence? I also find it interesting when a democrats plane crashes weeks before elections. When he had the lead. So many ironic things happen that may purely be irony. Or they could be somebody playing dirty and covering it up.
Point being, yeah Sadaams got dirt, no doubt. But if you're so naive to think the U.S. nose is so clean, then you need help.
You can fire an employee for doing something you secretly do yourself, but is it just?
Myself, like a lot of other Americans, don't like war but realize it is necessary sometimes. I never want to see a war that is not justified. Period. The bush administration has been trying to prove to the world that this war is justifiable, and they're not getting the majority support on this issue. That should tell you something right there. If the evidence was so clear, there wouldn't have to be any convincing of anyone.
Now look what the UN has done. Wow. They've figured out a way to pursue disarmament without blowing up the whole country. Now that is how you handle a situation like this. You can't say you want to liberate the Iraqi people and then blow them all up in the process and then say "oh...that's the unfortunate part about war." B.S. The whole thing has been b.s. and I'm glad the UN is stepping up to the plate and taking care of this situation without jeopardizing the life of innocent civilians. Hopefully this will all work out.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the hundreds of little kids dying from cancer in Iraq, and the hospitals aren't allowed to recieve cancer medicine because of US SANCTIONS so they're in there suffering to death.