The New York Times
just published a favorable review of Niall Ferguson's new book that made the case for pre-emptive war: if the West had attacked Nazi Germany in 1938, 60 million lives might have been spared and the Holocaust would never have have happened. Yet today's anti-war opponents are so sure Saddam Hussein would never have used weapons of mass destruction against us; he would never have subsidized continued homocide bomber terrorism against Israel and he would not have committed further genocide against Shias and Kurds and threatened new wars against his neighbors. Its already forgotten what a grave danger he posed to his own people, the region and to the national security of the United States Of America. In the wake of 9/11, President Bush decided then and there our country would never again sit around and wait to be attacked again with devastating consequences. All this is forgotten by the Left and the fact of matter is this pre-emptive war was the moral thing to do. Except for the unforeseen carnage inside Iraq that followed our victory, this would have been regarded as one of the most just wars in history waged for a decent goal. The President did the only thing he could have done.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus
Bush was in a no-win situation. If, after 9/11 and the fact that everybody believed Saddam had WMD's, Bush had not attacked Iraq, the same critics would be cutting Bush off at the knees for not taking action.
posted on 11/13/2006 9:31:55 PM PST
(I love NASCAR as much as the Democrats hate Bush)
To: All; goldstategop
posted on 11/13/2006 9:34:16 PM PST
by ALOHA RONNIE
("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com.)
Saddam Hussein had already used biological weapons against his own people.
I think you mean "chemical" weapons here...
posted on 11/14/2006 12:25:27 AM PST
(Always bring a liberal to a gunfight)
The Presdient made his case when he said trusting in the sanity of Saddam is not a viable strategy. We accepted that. 70+% of the American people and 70+% of the Congress agreed with it.
I've really enjoyed listening to the Dennis Prager radio show (it's on from 9pm to midnight here).
I've considered this war equivalent to doing something about Germany & Japan in the 1930's as oppossed to waiting till the 1940's like we did.
posted on 11/14/2006 4:53:54 PM PST
(Go Bucks.....beat That Team From Up North!!!!.)
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