Well, I heard it was because Saddam threatened Bush’s Daddy ... [/libspeak]
Terrific article. Thanks for posting it.
Saddam was the producer of WMD and Osama would be the delivery boy was the reality.
Bush did the absolute right thing.
And if Bubba had done the right thing after the '93 hit on the NYC Tower, maybe 9-11 would have never happened.
Saddam didn’t have WMD’s. Uh huh. Go tell that to the Iranians and the Kurds. The elephant in the room is, what happened to those WMD’s? Why is this such a hush-hush matter?
I think CNN is running a series of stories on this. Oh, wait a minute, that series is on hot tennis players.
This article makes a strong case for the necessary action against SH. I never doubted that he was a grave threat. He was not an immediate threat but the long term possibilities were very strong. He was surrounded by terrorists. The only dependable fighters in GW2 were the Fedayyan, trained terrorists. SH hated the US and had every intention to seek revenge. With the sanctions lifted (or at least eased), he had the means and opportunity to wage unconventional warfare. Ironically, policy that emerged during the Clinton administration was to remove SH. The Clinton administration waged war on SH with periods of heavy bombing.
GW’s mistake was nation building. He campaigned against nation building and then discarded his policy with the threat of terrorism. Nation building has enormous costs and hardly ever works. Bush should never have conducted nation building in Iraq. Nation building in Iraq ruined his presidency and caused the loss of Republican control of Congress. Democrats and their allies showed their true disdain for out military with their incredible rants against Bush and the military. These rants were responsible for deaths and maiming of our military people as the terrorists were emboldened by the prospect of US unrest. Obama has not changed policies much yet there is hardly any protests. Incredibly, he has started a new war which will most likely end badly with a new regime being worse than the previous regime.
Thank you for posting this.
I saw that blob, Michael Moore, on the Today show reminding everyone how he was the first to say publicly no WMDs would ever be found in Iraq. Savannah “Too Tall” Guthrie let it go.
This is a pretty long read- I think I’ll clip it out of the New York Times and read it in the waiting room at my next appointment. < /sarc >
Mark - Read later. Seems like a good companion to Cheney’s book - which I am listening to.
The democrat party and their base have continually worked to undermine America in the war on terror and have given moral support to our enemies. They have lied about the war in Iraq for political gain. Saddam Hussein was a serious threat to this nation. But lying about Iraq has never even been enough. The democrats have also acted as the civil rights movement for terrorists as well. They have... fought for civilian trials for terrorists. They have fought to stop the Commander-in-Chief from intercepting enemy communications coming across our borders (though now they use that power?) This despicable behavior has divided America and seems to have been completely for that purpose, they were playing for political gain. This is made obvious by the fact that Obama still uses all of the powers that the democrats were supposedly against.
Not well known but it was Ramsey Clark, the democrat party Attorney General under Carter, who served as the defense attorney for Saddam Hussein against the United States. Ramsey Clark did not deny the genocidal nature of Saddam but actuall argued that he was justified in the mass murder of his own people. Ramsey Clark even cried when Saddam Hussein was found guilty and sentenced to death. In Saddam Hussein’s final letter he thanked all of those left-wingers (the democrat party) in the west that supported him. It is sickening that this is now a part of the democrat parties history.
If this article is 100 percent true, it’s a game-changer. The biggest attack the Democrats have used against the Republicans the last seven years is gone. George W. Bush would have to be rated as one of the ten best presidents in U.S. history. Bush-bashing in 2012 will have greatly diminished appeal as the facts get out.
The facts on these things do get out eventually. In the 1970s, for example, the left proclaimed that the Soviet Union was on the whole a success and the media went along with it. Eventually, however, the facts came out.
If Mr. Lacey can document his sources so we can be 100 percent sure of this article’s accuracy, we need to make sure that every American hears these facts.