Whereas the current Iraqi regime has demonstrated its continuing hostility toward, and willingness to attack, the United States, including by attempting in 1993 to assassinate former President Bush and by firing on many thousands of occasions on United States and Coalition Armed Forces engaged in enforcing the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council;
What amazes me though is that our side never raises these facts as a rebuttal to the libs' claims that Bush 'lied' us into the war. If you say to a lib that we went to war against Hussein because he had already declared war on us by firing on our pilots -- there are only 2 ways they can respond. Either they can argue that the missile attacks on our pilots weren't serious enough to justify our going to war, or they can argue that our pilots deserved to be shot and, thus, the missile attacks didn't present a valid reason for us going to war. Either argument is political suicide, which is exactly why they need to be forced to confront the issue.