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To: Trust but Verify
First of all, I do not think Saddam using chem/bio weapons is a foregone conclusion. He has to have people who will obey his order to use them and I question whether he has anyone loyal/crazy enough under his control to do that.

Then what are we worried about?

Secondly, please explain to the rest of us how it is Bush would have been politically or logistically prepared to launch a war in Iraq last January. I'd like to hear that one. The fact is, he is always going to have advance warning because we have to deploy, deploy, deploy in order to have enough men and material in place for a mass attack halfway around the world.

We're the world's only superpower, remember?

We had forces in place in the region, in Afghanistan, in Saudi Arabia, in Turkey...hitting him while he wasn't looking would have been much easier than it will be now. And he wouldn't have had a chance to position his WMDs for use against our troops (although that apparently doesn't worry you).

We have forces that are trained to be on the ground and mobilized with 48-96 hours. We could have had the full-scale everyone is clamoring for within a week.

One of the greatest factors in any war is surprise, and that is gone.

I would rather have a president like we have who is willing to take risks to do what is right and in our interests than one who is willing (even eager) to sign agreements with despots that aren't worth the paper they're written on just to avoid doing something potentially damagin to his precious legacy.

You mean like the useless one we are negotiating with North Korea?

102 posted on 02/04/2003 6:08:42 AM PST by Cacophonous
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To: Cacophonous
You mean like the useless one Slick and Jimmuh negotiated with Korea? Yeah, that one.
103 posted on 02/04/2003 6:25:30 AM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: Cacophonous
Then what are we worried about?

I'm worried about him giving them to the fanatics like Hezbollah and Al Qaeda. They have no problem disseminating them anywhere. His generals have been duly warned not to launch any WMD. I don't think they're one and the same. Do You?

104 posted on 02/04/2003 6:27:34 AM PST by Trust but Verify
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