Wednesday, August 04, 2004

None of this had to happen


Do not disrespect that which
gives you sustenance.
Move gently across the land
and the blue oceans,
like dancing with a lover.

REMEMBER! None of the killing, maiming, torturing, raping, looting, and destruction in Iraq had to happen! Iraq was not a threat to the United States and was not in any way linked to the terrorists and 9-11. When Bush/Cheney started the (undeclared, unconstitutional, and unnecessary) “war” the idea that Iraq was a threat to the United States was nothing short of preposterous. After 12 years of sanctions, constant overflights, and UN inspections, with inspectors actually present in the country immediately before the hostilities began, there is no way Iraq could have threatened the United States. Indeed, even if Iraq had had WMD’s they could not have been much of a threat. Not, that is, without having a national death wish. Obviously any nation that attacked the U.S. with such weapons would have immediately been blown off the face of the earth. Virtually every other country in the world realized this and were totally opposed to the U.S. attack on Iraq, as were the vast majority of thinking human beings everywhere. This massive opposition did nothing to cause Bush/Cheney to reconsider, or apparently even consider at all, what they were about to do. They were obviously determined to attack Iraq no matter what. They virtually abandoned Afghanistan once again to the warlords and the Taliban so they could attack a defenseless nation that had nothing to do with terrorism or 9-11.

While it may be true that had Iraq had such weapons, and had they had links to the terrorists they could have given weapons to the latter. But Iraq was not linked to the terrorists and was not engaged in terrorist activities. The result of attacking Iraq was to create a hotbed of terrorist activity and make the U.S. actually less safe than previously. The disaster that is present day Iraq can be laid directly at the door to the White House and the small band of neocon zealots that helped promote it. It was never about WMD’s or terrorism, it was about Israel, oil, and empire.

Bush/Cheney - WMD’s

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