Texas Rainmaker
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March 31st, 2003 5:36 pm

Fighting Fair

They use tactics not ordinarily employed by their opponents. Rules of engagement, or regulations and customs do not apply to them, as evidenced by their actions. They threaten those who may be neutral, or those who may side with their opponents. They coerce with propaganda and lies. They use the media as a weapon in their public relations war. They claim to fight for the oppressed, but in the end, we see, they only fight for power and personal gain. They attack with a vicious ferocity. They lack taste and responsibility. They prey on the weak and the uninformed. They are hypocrites in that their actions rarely match their preaching. They do what they think needs to be done without regard for respect, law, civility or accountability. Such is the current modis operandi of….
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the Democratic Party.

It’s quite ironic that you were likely thinking of Saddam’s army, or al-Qaeda, or some other terrorist organization when you read those lines above. I have to admit, it’s very interesting to see the parallels between the operations of the Democratic party of the U.S. and the tactics employed by groups who hate and would like to destroy America. Is it any wonder that we always seem to be fighting an uphill battle? Does anyone doubt that our adherance to the rules of engagement pose a great disadvantage to our side? When all is said and done, we know that we will prevail… for truth, justice and the will of God can never lose.

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So read the headline today. My very tempered, restrained response is…”ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME?”

The article goes on to say, “Worried it could be shut out of business deals in postwar Iraq…” So you frogs are telling us that while you oppose any SACRIFICE to free the Iraqi people, you insist on business deals when the dust settles? Give me a friggin’ break!

Next it says, “Some French are concerned that a U.S.-led administration in Iraq will favor companies from the United States and other pro-war countries while penalizing companies from France and other war opponents.” Well, yeah. What did you expect? This is beginning to sound like that guy on welfare who demands an increase in benefits but abhors the requirement that he actually work for it. I say that we tell the French that we will summarily VETO any U.N. vote that proposes to allow french interaction in the rebuilding efforts. It’s only fair, right?

The article then states, “French companies — many with ties to Baghdad stretching back decades — have established themselves as the largest suppliers of goods to Iraq since a U.N. trade embargo was partially lifted in 1996.” Ah hah… we begin to see why the French were so quick to oppose war in Iraq. Interesting. “In 2001, France exported $705 million worth of goods to Iraq … Communications equipment maker Alcatel clinched a $75 million contract to upgrade Baghdad’s phone network, and Renault sold $75 million worth of tractors and farming vehicles to Iraq. French oil giant TotalFinaElf probably has the biggest stake. It spent six years in the 1990s doing preparatory work on two giant oil fields and has signed two tentative agreements with Saddam to develop them. It’s all getting clearer and clearer.

“Gilles Munier, an executive board member of the French-Iraq Association for Economic Cooperation said he believes American companies will have difficulties in Iraq because of widespread anger against the U.S.-led bombing campaign.” The French would certainly know what give the Americans difficulties. So perhaps France knew all along that with a leader as principled and dedicated as President Bush, America would free Iraq from Saddam regardless of their actions, but they would maintain an anti-American sentiment to curry favor with Iraq during the rebuilding phase… It’s all about business.

“Munier criticized French companies for negotiating with American companies for a piece of their businesses in Iraq, saying that such “collaboration” would damage the image of French business among Iraqis………France opposes any U.S. reconstruction plan that would sideline … multilateral organizations … ” So they don’t want a collaboration with the U.S., but say they would oppose any U.S. plan that sidelines multilateral organizations? So let me understand this… It’s okay to rebuild Iraq unilaterally, so long as it’s the FRENCH? Get real hypocrites!

Finally, “Chirac has warned that France would vote against any U.N. Security Council resolution that would give “the American and British belligerents the right to administer Iraq.” You just stick to that U.N. process while we’re out FIGHTING A WAR, jerks. I highly doubt the “American and British belligerents” will rely on a U.N. resolution for those rights. From where I sit, we’re fighting for those rights as we speak and we DARE YOU to try and oppose them. France, if you can get the U.N. to pass a resolution that says the U.S. doesn’t have the right to administer Iraq and we claim that right and begin administering anyway, what are you going to do about it? If history is a lesson, you’ll spend the next 12 years and pass another 17 resolutions and we’ll end up taking action for you. How lame are you people, really?

To sum up my contempt for the french at this moment in time, I have to say that I would rather see Bill Clinton become the eternal President of the U.S. than have anything to do with the french at all. Those who know me understand the depths of hatred this involves towards the french cowards. You want to reap the benefits without exerting any efforts of sacrifice. You french ought to hang your heads in shame, for you are not fit drink from our toilets.

I heard there was a recent massive earthquake in France. The cause was the 56,681 dead American soldiers buried in French soil rolling over in their graves.

France, you are hereby granted the title, “Axis of Weasels”.

 

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March 25th, 2003 6:32 pm

France Seeks Big Role in Post-War Iraq

So read the headline today. My very tempered, restrained response is…”ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME?”

The article goes on to say, “Worried it could be shut out of business deals in postwar Iraq…” So you frogs are telling us that while you oppose any SACRIFICE to free the Iraqi people, you insist on business deals when the dust settles? Give me a friggin’ break!

Next it says, “Some French are concerned that a U.S.-led administration in Iraq will favor companies from the United States and other pro-war countries while penalizing companies from France and other war opponents.” Well, yeah. What did you expect? This is beginning to sound like that guy on welfare who demands an increase in benefits but abhors the requirement that he actually work for it. I say that we tell the French that we will summarily VETO any U.N. vote that proposes to allow french interaction in the rebuilding efforts. It’s only fair, right?

The article then states, “French companies � many with ties to Baghdad stretching back decades � have established themselves as the largest suppliers of goods to Iraq since a U.N. trade embargo was partially lifted in 1996.” Ah hah… we begin to see why the French were so quick to oppose war in Iraq. Interesting. “In 2001, France exported $705 million worth of goods to Iraq … Communications equipment maker Alcatel clinched a $75 million contract to upgrade Baghdad’s phone network, and Renault sold $75 million worth of tractors and farming vehicles to Iraq. French oil giant TotalFinaElf probably has the biggest stake. It spent six years in the 1990s doing preparatory work on two giant oil fields and has signed two tentative agreements with Saddam to develop them. It’s all getting clearer and clearer.

Gilles Munier, an executive board member of the French-Iraq Association for Economic Cooperation said he believes American companies will have difficulties in Iraq because of widespread anger against the U.S.-led bombing campaign.” The French would certainly know what give the Americans difficulties. So perhaps France knew all along that with a leader as principled and dedicated as President Bush, America would free Iraq from Saddam regardless of their actions, but they would maintain an anti-American sentiment to curry favor with Iraq during the rebuilding phase… It’s all about business.

Munier criticized French companies for negotiating with American companies for a piece of their businesses in Iraq, saying that such “collaboration” would damage the image of French business among Iraqis………France opposes any U.S. reconstruction plan that would sideline … multilateral organizations … ” So they don’t want a collaboration with the U.S., but say they would oppose any U.S. plan that sidelines multilateral organizations? So let me understand this… It’s okay to rebuild Iraq unilaterally, so long as it’s the FRENCH? Get real hypocrites!

Finally, “Chirac has warned that France would vote against any U.N. Security Council resolution that would give “the American and British belligerents the right to administer Iraq.” You just stick to that U.N. process while we’re out FIGHTING A WAR, jerks. I highly doubt the “American and British belligerents” will rely on a U.N. resolution for those rights. From where I sit, we’re fighting for those rights as we speak and we DARE YOU to try and oppose them. France, if you can get the U.N. to pass a resolution that says the U.S. doesn’t have the right to administer Iraq and we claim that right and begin administering anyway, what are you going to do about it? If history is a lesson, you’ll spend the next 12 years and pass another 17 resolutions and we’ll end up taking action for you. How lame are you people, really?

To sum up my contempt for the french at this moment in time, I have to say that I would rather see Bill Clinton become the eternal President of the U.S. than have anything to do with the french at all. Those who know me understand the depths of hatred this involves towards the french cowards. You want to reap the benefits without exerting any efforts of sacrifice. You french ought to hang your heads in shame, for you are not fit drink from our toilets.

I heard there was a recent massive earthquake in France. The cause was the 56,681 dead American soldiers buried in French soil rolling over in their graves.

France, you are hereby granted the title, “Axis of Weasels”.

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March 24th, 2003 10:39 am

I must say that I think the American military endures the single biggest disadvantage of any military throughout history. This disadvantage puts our brave men and women at an increased risk in wartime. It cripples our missions at times and slows the overall pace of our military advancement. This disadvantage is not known by most of our enemies. The enemies of freedom and justice exploit this disadvantage to its fullest. Even enemies who aren’t military relish in this facet of our disadvantage. They use sneak attacks on our civilian population to inflict casualties and financial destruction and because of this disadvantage we suffer even more.

You may be asking yourself, what disadvantage could our military, the mightiest military, the bravest military, the most technologically-advanced military, the most well-trained military possibly be suffering from? The answer is simple… the value of human life.

Is there anyone who doubts our military could’ve laid waste to Iraq in a matter of hours? Does anyone question our ability to wipe Baghdad off the map in a matter of minutes? Is there a soul in this world that thinks our military could be stopped if we pressed forward without regard to the sanctity of human life?

We got terrible news this weekend about POWs being captured and possibly mistreated in Iraq and we ached for them and their families. Do you think Saddam has given a second thought to any Iraqi captured by the coalition? There are two reasons that madman doesn’t worry about the Iraqi POWs…. first, he doesn’t value human life (unless it’s his or his sons) and second, even if he did value life as we do, he knows that our military will do everything in its power to treat the POWs humanely, giving them food, water, clothing and shelter until the conflict is over. I’ve heard stories of Iraqi POWs in 1991 who were less excited about returning to their homeland and Saddam’s rule than they were to just sit put in the POW camps of the American military. That really says a lot.

Our soldiers are taught to do everything they can to minimize collateral damage and avoid harm to civilians. Our enemies know this and this weekend we saw Iraqi soldiers out of uniform mingling among other civilians, or those gesturing a surrender, only to turn on our soldiers violently. They took advantage of our willingness to look at helping people first, engaging them second. Do you not see the similarities in this weekend’s events and the terror brought to our soil on September 11th? They take advantage of our freedoms, our liberties and our value of human life in order to inflict the most damage on us as a people.

Our war on terror moves slowly and precisely. While we maintain the ability to rid this planet of entire civilizations in the push of a button, we refrain from intentionally doing so out of respect for life. Unfortunately, our enemies have no such restraint.

You’re kidding yourself if you think that bin Laden, Hussein, Jong Il or any of these other madmen, if given access to the ability to wipe a civilization off the planet, would show some restraint and not push the button in a heartbeat. It is an unfortunate balance that we should give more of our own lives in this battle to insure the lives of others are protected. But that is what we’re about. This is America…. love it or by God, leave it.

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Our Military Weakness
March 23rd, 2003 8:53 pm

I must say that I think the American military endures the single biggest disadvantage of any military throughout history. This disadvantage puts our brave men and women at an increased risk in wartime. It cripples our missions at times and slows the overall pace of our military advancement. This disadvantage is not known by most of our enemies. The enemies of freedom and justice exploit this disadvantage to its fullest. Even enemies who aren’t military relish in this facet of our disadvantage. They use sneak attacks on our civilian population to inflict casualties and financial destruction and because of this disadvantage we suffer even more.

You may be asking yourself, what disadvantage could our military, the mightiest military, the bravest military, the most technologically-advanced military, the most well-trained military possibly be suffering from? The answer is simple… the value of human life.

Is there anyone who doubts our military could’ve laid waste to Iraq in a matter of hours? Does anyone question our ability to wipe Baghdad off the map in a matter of minutes? Is there a soul in this world that thinks our military could be stopped if we pressed forward without regard to the sanctity of human life?

We got terrible news this weekend about POWs being captured and possibly mistreated in Iraq and we ached for them and their families. Do you think Saddam has given a second thought to any Iraqi captured by the coalition? There are two reasons that madman doesn’t worry about the Iraqi POWs…. first, he doesn’t value human life (unless it’s his or his sons) and second, even if he did value life as we do, he knows that our military will do everything in its power to treat the POWs humanely, giving them food, water, clothing and shelter until the conflict is over. I’ve heard stories of Iraqi POWs in 1991 who were less excited about returning to their homeland and Saddam’s rule than they were to just sit put in the POW camps of the American military. That really says a lot.

Our soldiers are taught to do everything they can to minimize collateral damage and avoid harm to civilians. Our enemies know this and this weekend we saw Iraqi soldiers out of uniform mingling among other civilians, or those gesturing a surrender, only to turn on our soldiers violently. They took advantage of our willingness to look at helping people first, engaging them second. Do you not see the similarities in this weekend’s events and the terror brought to our soil on September 11th? They take advantage of our freedoms, our liberties and our value of human life in order to inflict the most damage on us as a people.

Our war on terror moves slowly and precisely. While we maintain the ability to rid this planet of entire civilizations in the push of a button, we refrain from intentionally doing so out of respect for life. Unfortunately, our enemies have no such restraint.

You’re kidding yourself if you think that bin Laden, Hussein, Jong Il or any of these other madmen, if given access to the ability to wipe a civilization off the planet, would show some restraint and not push the button in a heartbeat. It is an unfortunate balance that we should give more of our own lives in this battle to insure the lives of others are protected. But that is what we’re about. This is America…. love it or by God, leave it.

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Why Are You Protesting Freedom?
March 22nd, 2003 8:49 pm

While I understand we in this country have the Freedom of Speech, we must also recognize that we have the choice to be respectful and appropriate. As I watch the news reports of war protestors taking to the street, I can’t help but feel pity for these people. These people have taken a partisan stand to oppose the Bush Administration in all that it does. These protestors claim that we are fighting an unjust war killing innocent civilians, when in fact our soldiers are doing everything they can to avoid non-combatant injuries.

In case you had any questions as to why the war in Iraq is just, here is a story from one of the human shields:

A group of American anti-war demonstrators who came to Iraq with Japanese human shield volunteers made it across the border today with 14 hours of uncensored video, all shot without Iraqi government minders present. Kenneth Joseph, a young American pastor with the Assyrian Church of the East, told UPI the trip “had shocked me back to reality.” Some of the Iraqis he interviewed on camera “told me they would commit suicide if American bombing didn’t start. They were willing to see their homes demolished to gain their freedom from Saddam’s bloody tyranny. They convinced me that Saddam was a monster the likes of which the world had not seen since Stalin and Hitler. He and his sons are sick sadists. Their tales of slow torture and killing made me ill, such as people put in a huge shredder for plastic products, feet first so they could hear their screams as bodies got chewed up from foot to head.”

Now here is my request for the day. This is directed at each one of you protestors marching down the streets with signs against the events our military are undertaking in Iraq… I would like each one of you to write a letter to an Iraqi boy or girl, man or woman that is welcoming our soldiers with open arms, praising their arrival, and expressing joy at the ridding of the country of its terrible leader. I want you to include in that letter the expressions you’re giving the reporters as they interview you. Tell them how you want our soldiers to come home and leave them to their famine and disease. Tell them you wished our soldiers had never gone over there to get rid of a madman that oppresses them, steals their food and medical aid. Tell the Iraqi soldier in the bunker, who is only fighting out of fear that Saddam or his sons will brutally torture and rape his family if he doesn’t, whose hands are shaking as he holds the cannon pointed at the U.S. troops, who doesn’t want to fire the shot, but would rather run to the advancing army with open arms and welcome their liberating forces, tell him that you’d rather we didn’t get involved and that he is better off in the bunker for months living on weeks worth of food and clothing he hasn’t changed in a month. Tell him his life is not worth the few dollars in tax burden you’ve had to bear because of the war. Tell him you agreed with France, Germany and Russia, the very countries that have supplied Iraq with chemicals Saddam used on your countrymen in the north. Tell him that the inspections were working. Tell him that while you agree that Saddam is a horrible dictator, a brutal madman, an evil tyrant, tell him that it’s his problem, not ours.

When you’re done with that letter, you worthless protestor, while you’ve got your stationary on your desk, in your plush air-conditioned home in the hills down the street from the nice school and a mile from your comfortable office with a scenic view, while you’ve got your pen in hand, go ahead and fire off another letter to the daughter in New York who will grow up without a daddy because some men who hate our freedom, the very freedom you’re exploiting, chose to murder 3,000 Americans one September morning. Tell her that you oppose our God-fearing, Christ-loving President in his actions to prevent future such attacks because you don’t agree with his policies on the environment and welfare. Tell her that despite not having a father to grow up with, she can join the likes of you to stage “sit ins”, “die ins” and “vomit ins” in the name of liberalism. Tell her that you believe freedom is an inalienable right that springs from the ocean or falls from the sky. Tell her that our military is full of brutal war mongers.

And when she grows up, and studies the history of our country, when she turns to you and asks how did we get such freedom…..

WHAT IN THE HELL DO YOU PLAN TO TELL HER?

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91185292
March 22nd, 2003 11:19 am

While I understand we in this country have the Freedom of Speech, we must also recognize that we have the choice to be respectful and appropriate. As I watch the news reports of war protestors taking to the street, I can’t help but feel pity for these people. These people have taken a partisan stand to oppose the Bush Administration in all that it does. These protestors claim that we are fighting an unjust war killing innocent civilians, when in fact our soldiers are doing everything they can to avoid non-combatant injuries.

In case you had any questions as to why the war in Iraq is just, here is a story from one of the human shields:

A group of American anti-war demonstrators who came to Iraq with Japanese human shield volunteers made it across the border today with 14 hours of uncensored video, all shot without Iraqi government minders present. Kenneth Joseph, a young American pastor with the Assyrian Church of the East, told UPI the trip “had shocked me back to reality.” Some of the Iraqis he interviewed on camera “told me they would commit suicide if American bombing didn’t start. They were willing to see their homes demolished to gain their freedom from Saddam’s bloody tyranny. They convinced me that Saddam was a monster the likes of which the world had not seen since Stalin and Hitler. He and his sons are sick sadists. Their tales of slow torture and killing made me ill, such as people put in a huge shredder for plastic products, feet first so they could hear their screams as bodies got chewed up from foot to head.”

Now here is my request for the day. This is directed at each one of you protestors marching down the streets with signs against the events our military are undertaking in Iraq… I would like each one of you to write a letter to an Iraqi boy or girl, man or woman that is welcoming our soldiers with open arms, praising their arrival, and expressing joy at the ridding of the country of its terrible leader. I want you to include in that letter the expressions you’re giving the reporters as they interview you. Tell them how you want our soldiers to come home and leave them to their famine and disease. Tell them you wished our soldiers had never gone over there to get rid of a madman that oppresses them, steals their food and medical aid. Tell the Iraqi soldier in the bunker, who is only fighting out of fear that Saddam or his sons will brutally torture and rape his family if he doesn’t, whose hands are shaking as he holds the cannon pointed at the U.S. troops, who doesn’t want to fire the shot, but would rather run to the advancing army with open arms and welcome their liberating forces, tell him that you’d rather we didn’t get involved and that he is better off in the bunker for months living on weeks worth of food and clothing he hasn’t changed in a month. Tell him his life is not worth the few dollars in tax burden you’ve had to bear because of the war. Tell him you agreed with France, Germany and Russia, the very countries that have supplied Iraq with chemicals Saddam used on your countrymen in the north. Tell him that the inspections were working. Tell him that while you agree that Saddam is a horrible dictator, a brutal madman, an evil tyrant, tell him that it’s his problem, not ours.

When you’re done with that letter, you worthless protestor, while you’ve got your stationary on your desk, in your plush air-conditioned home in the hills down the street from the nice school and a mile from your comfortable office with a scenic view, while you’ve got your pen in hand, go ahead and fire off another letter to the daughter in New York who will grow up without a daddy because some men who hate our freedom, the very freedom you’re exploiting, chose to murder 3,000 Americans one September morning. Tell her that you oppose our God-fearing, Christ-loving President in his actions to prevent future such attacks because you don’t agree with his policies on the environment and welfare. Tell her that despite not having a father to grow up with, she can join the likes of you to stage “sit ins”, “die ins” and “vomit ins” in the name of liberalism. Tell her that you believe freedom is an inalienable right that springs from the ocean or falls from the sky. Tell her that our military is full of brutal war mongers.

And when she grows up, and studies the history of our country, when she turns to you and asks how did we get such freedom…..

WHAT IN THE HELL DO YOU PLAN TO TELL HER?

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The Iraq War
March 21st, 2003 8:49 pm

“When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” -Thomas Jefferson

There are no truer words today. It is a joy to see the Iraqi people in the streets cheering our soldiers on their march to Baghdad. While I still don’t think the basis for this action is solely to free the Iraqi people, it is refreshing to see them happy at our arrival.

My take on this war in Iraq is obviously not one of U.S. aggression, but of continuance to enforce mandates placed on Hussein’s regime stemming from the 1991 Gulf War. Iraq invaded Kuwait, which led to a coalition of forces, led by the U.S., to assist Kuwait in driving Iraqi forces back to their own country. In this military defeat, Saddam’s regime agreed to certain conditions in exchange for a U.S.-led coalition cease fire. The conditions included the destruction of WMDs Iraq had built, and the ceasing of all further development of such weapons. U.N. inspectors were sent into Iraq to insure compliance. Those inspectors were kicked out in 1998. However, since we were enjoying a booming economy, we didn’t pay much attention. We had become apathetic to the dangers in the world.

September 11 woke us up. We were surprised with an attack on our very own soil by madmen who sought to destroy our way of life as well as murder as many Americans as possible. So began the war on terror.

The war on terror necessarily included those outlaw regimes around the world that would seek to supply terrorists with opportunity and weaponry to destroy anything American. It is confirmed that Saddam Hussein’s regime routinely paid money to the families of suicide bombers in Israel. This backing of terrorism, coupled with the hatred of America shared by al Qaeda, led us to determine Iraq posed a significant threat to the U.S. and the world.

As such, it was time to deal with the issue in Iraq that had been largely ignored for 12 years, despite the violation of 17 U.N. resolutions. Bush did everything diplomatically asked of him, including getting approval from Congress and the U.N. and built a coalition larger than we had in 1991. The key difference was that some ‘major’ players were opposing our stance. However, after close look, those countries (France, Germany, Russia, China) are involved in significant conflict of interest given that they’ve provided much of the weapons Iraq possesses. In a startling revelation, it was confirmed France had been violating a U.N. sanction on the sale of arms to Iraq as late as 2002. It’s no wonder these countries didn’t want this resumption of war to happen.

“Resumption of war” you ask? Yes. This is not a pre-emptive strike for war’s sake. This is not the U.S. unilaterally declaring war on another country without provocation. This is a resumption of the battle from 1991 to drive Iraq out of Kuwait and enforce U.N. resolutions. A war that was put on hold in exchange for promises of the destruction of WMDs by Iraq.

So you see, there is no need for a direct link of Iraq to 9/11. There is a need, however, to rid a tyrannical regime of its weapons that someday, some way, would find their way into the hands of those who attacked us on 9/11. This war is just. This war is needed. This war is liberating… of Iraqis and of freedom and safety itself.

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91132630
March 21st, 2003 11:03 am

“When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” -Thomas Jefferson

There are no truer words today. It is a joy to see the Iraqi people in the streets cheering our soldiers on their march to Baghdad. While I still don’t think the basis for this action is solely to free the Iraqi people, it is refreshing to see them happy at our arrival.

My take on this war in Iraq is obviously not one of U.S. aggression, but of continuance to enforce mandates placed on Hussein’s regime stemming from the 1991 Gulf War. Iraq invaded Kuwait, which led to a coalition of forces, led by the U.S., to assist Kuwait in driving Iraqi forces back to their own country. In this military defeat, Saddam’s regime agreed to certain conditions in exchange for a U.S.-led coalition cease fire. The conditions included the destruction of WMDs Iraq had built, and the ceasing of all further development of such weapons. U.N. inspectors were sent into Iraq to insure compliance. Those inspectors were kicked out in 1998. However, since we were enjoying a booming economy, we didn’t pay much attention. We had become apathetic to the dangers in the world.

September 11 woke us up. We were surprised with an attack on our very own soil by madmen who sought to destroy our way of life as well as murder as many Americans as possible. So began the war on terror.

The war on terror necessarily included those outlaw regimes around the world that would seek to supply terrorists with opportunity and weaponry to destroy anything American. It is confirmed that Saddam Hussein’s regime routinely paid money to the families of suicide bombers in Israel. This backing of terrorism, coupled with the hatred of America shared by al Qaeda, led us to determine Iraq posed a significant threat to the U.S. and the world.

As such, it was time to deal with the issue in Iraq that had been largely ignored for 12 years, despite the violation of 17 U.N. resolutions. Bush did everything diplomatically asked of him, including getting approval from Congress and the U.N. and built a coalition larger than we had in 1991. The key difference was that some ‘major’ players were opposing our stance. However, after close look, those countries (France, Germany, Russia, China) are involved in significant conflict of interest given that they’ve provided much of the weapons Iraq possesses. In a startling revelation, it was confirmed France had been violating a U.N. sanction on the sale of arms to Iraq as late as 2002. It’s no wonder these countries didn’t want this resumption of war to happen.

“Resumption of war” you ask? Yes. This is not a pre-emptive strike for war’s sake. This is not the U.S. unilaterally declaring war on another country without provocation. This is a resumption of the battle from 1991 to drive Iraq out of Kuwait and enforce U.N. resolutions. A war that was put on hold in exchange for promises of the destruction of WMDs by Iraq.

So you see, there is no need for a direct link of Iraq to 9/11. There is a need, however, to rid a tyrannical regime of its weapons that someday, some way, would find their way into the hands of those who attacked us on 9/11. This war is just. This war is needed. This war is liberating… of Iraqis and of freedom and safety itself.

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God Bless America…
March 20th, 2003 8:47 pm

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