Just as you avoid the danger of initiating a war against another sovereign nation. No matter how much we have been trained to hate Saddam Hussein, does he even compare to Hitler? To Mao? To Samoza, fer crysakes?
This war is all about geography, not human rights or democracy or terrorism or any other excuse that might be thrown up. Just as the last (unfinished) war was not all about jobs, jobs, jobs.
It's about oil.
Just as you avoid the danger of initiating a war against another sovereign nation.
Going to war is dangerous -- I never said otherwise.
Anyway we agree that Paul does indeed avoid completely the dangers of WMD and terrorism in his answer to Moyers question.
Let's go to the instant replay.
MOYERS: Have you seen or heard anything from the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department or the White House to suggest that Saddam Hussein is planning an attack on the United States?
PAUL: No, I see nothing imminent. He doesn't have an air force. He doesn't have a navy. He can't even shoot down
he didn't shoot one of our airplanes down in twelve years
and his army is 1/3 of what it was twelve years ago. So, you know, this fictions that he's Hitler and that he's about to take over the Middle East
I think it's a stretch.
I would not be so hasty in this assumption, actually.
Oil may be the draw for many "on both sides of the aisle" as Paul so rightly points out but I don't believe it's the ultimate objective of the Russians whose "former satellites" like Bulgaria are only greasing the wheels for our intervention in Iraq.
I believe -- as with Serbia -- we are being used to effect the collectivization of the Middle East's "arc of radical Islam" just as NATO's transformation and inclusion of even Russia subsequent to abandoning its charter or its defensive nature, ended up collectivizing the security system of Europe as a matched set to the Euro economic collective already in place.