Let's follow the prudent advice of our friends in the Senate and House, and the French, the Russians and the Germans who want us to give Saddam Hussein yet another chance to disarm and destroy his weapons of mass destruction. He has only agreed in writing and by treaty to do so, so the Coalition Forces would stop short of total victory to end the Gulf War. And never mind the last 16 United Nations resolutions that called for Iraq to disarm. Why not another chance?
Its like rearing children: Every good parent knows that you never require a child to keep his word or to enforce any correction. And lest we forget to disclose, let's not ever do anything to impinge on Iraqs No. 2, 3 and 4 - France, Russia and Germany. Why, that would be unilateral - which is evil - as opposed to multilateral U.N. resolutions where nations can follow their own interest and not be fettered with such American notions of freedom, free enterprise, freedom of and from religion, and self-defense.
Yes, self-defense. If 9-11 were not an attack on American values, then lets follow the prudent advice of our friends and not act until we have the officially documented toll of an Al Qaeda attack on American population centers using chemical, biological and/or atomic (dirty bombs) weapons developed and supplied by Iraq.
In 1790 Thomas Jefferson started a war against the Muslim Barberry Pirates who had been raiding shipping in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic coasts of Europe and Africa since the 15th century. When they started capturing the new republics ships and enslaving American crews, that upstart republic fought a 15-year war (alone) to protect herself rather than pay bribes as our European friends had been doing. Just where do you think the shores of Tripoli were that the Marines sing about!
Our complaint should be that we have not acted, not that we should not act. History unlearned is often repeated. No, let's follow the prudent advice of our friends.
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