Skip to comments.Helen Thomas: "Why Iraq?" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]
Posted on 12/05/2011 1:01:58 PM PST by seanmerc
The U.S. is pulling its troops out of Iraq by the end of the year. Well, not quite.There will still be a large group of soldiers left behind to train Iraqis and to repair the war-damaged sites.
Now, will someone from the White House hierarchy, past or present, please tell the American people why we invaded Iraq in March 2003?
The truth and nothing but the truth - that will be the day. Why are we still speculating on the reasons we went to war in the first place, other than to hunt down and kill Saddam Hussein, the brutal Iraqi dictator, who was at one time a friend of the U.S.?
Former President George W. Bush and his neo-conservative cohorts justified to the American people that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (read that as nuclear), and Iraq had to be targeted.
Since the start of the war against Iraq, thousands of Americans and Iraqis have been killed and wounded, and the killing continues to this day.
The pain and suffering to those fighting in the war, and their loved ones at home, is unfathomable. Yet the neo-cons, who evaded the Vietnam War by getting higher degrees at the universities or by getting married, were advising and pushing Bush to go to war with Iraq.
Bush once said he wanted to be a "War President" because only "War Presidents" are remembered in history. He will be remembered, all right.
I will never forget when the head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, Hans Blix, urged Bush to let U.N. inspectors go into Iraq to see if Hussein had harbored lethal weapons. Bush refused to allow the inspections in Iraq.
Instead he promptly invaded Iraq, despite the fact that none of the terrorists that attacked on 9/11 were Iraqis. Bush later mentioned in his memoir the only regret he had was not finding any weapons of mass destruction.
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Clearly Bush did not want his reason for invading Iraq to prove to be a hoax. His decision has left the country continuing to speculate, "Why Iraq?"
Why did Bush sacrifice human lives and hard-earned tax dollars to fund a war which we don't know why we entered in the first place?
The White House sold Americans a bill of goods that the war in Iraq would last two to three weeks at the most, and the troops would be showered with candy and flowers. At first this appeared to be the truth until the reality of war set in - the hanging of Hussein became an item on the American agenda.
Too many people have died for the lies that were told. There were no weapons of mass destruction, and Bush would have known this if he had simply allowed Blix to check in the first place.
Where is their conscience?
Other reasons speculated for the invasion of Iraq included Bush's desire to upstage his dad, former President George H. W. Bush, who won the Kuwait war but did not finish the job of knocking off Israel's nemesis, Saddam Hussein.
Now the war is winding down, the question remains: Who is responsible for this debacle? Who will pay the price of this costly decision? Apparently there is no accountability among the U.S. Presidents for past wrong decisions.
Furthermore, have we learned anything from this colossal fiasco?
When will Americans wake up? What did we gain from these wars - in Iraq and Afghanistan, except a bankrupt economy and the tragic loss of so many human lives? Why shouldn't President Barack Obama welcome soldiers home for Christmas from Iraq - and Afghanistan?
Old press hag I'd like Obama to..........
She conveniently forgets that after years of trying to get Saddam Hussein to cooperate with inspectors, the exasperated lead U. N. weapons inspector threw up his hands and said (paraphrased), "We don't know if he has W. M. D.s or not, but the way he's acting it sure looks like it. He said this just weeks before the second war against Iraq's leadership.
Nice try Helen.
You monsters! Have you no decency?
I’m amazed that out there exists a rag
still willing to publish the drivel
written by this hag.
'Only the good die young..'
I am reading for the first time “The Third Terrorist” by Jayna Davis.
Invading Iraq was perfectly justifiable in light of the 1995 OKC bombing of the Murrah Federal building.
This from the same supernova of ugliness who said all the Jews should go back to Auschwitz. I could just withstand the picture, and btw was that really necessary? I may get over it with time, after some trauma-induced amnesia.
I guess not!
She makes the warthog in the previous thread look positively ravishing.
Moonbat shout out!!! U.N. Resolution 1441. Bush appeased the corrupt global farce as much as he could without ignoring his obligations to protect his own nation. Apparently the great wire goddess remains ignorant. Shocking.
Hey, what did that warthog ever do to you?
I'm fairly certain that GWB never said anything of the sort.
Keep emergency eye wash handy.
Oh, you’re looking for ACCURACY?
That picture is enough to fry a FR server!
Finally, Helen, why have you written the same GD article over and over for 8 years? You know, to stay in the journalism biz, you gotta say something new once in a while.
She sure looks good compared to that old bag !
...............Why shouldn’t President Barack Obama welcome soldiers home for Christmas from Iraq - and Afghanistan...............
Helen, because he won’t be there. He, the Mooch, and the girls are on another extended vacation on our $$$ millions for 17 days in Hawaii. (I wonder if Bo will get his own plane this time, with his own SS staff to pick up his droppings?)
stupid is as stupid does!
I hope you get a piece of coal in your stocking for that..........
It was Clinton that said those words.
Not-so-best Regards LOL