LIBERAL MYTHS ABOUT THE WAR IN IRAQ
By Ray Thomas
The first myth, or lie, is that the United States of America acted "unilaterally" in Iraq. We did not. We had the help and assistance of 45 different nations and active participation, with troops sent, from 30 of them. That's not "unilateral." What they mean is that we did not have the participation of that irrelevant international organization, the United Nations, half of whose member-states have regimes similar to that of Saddam Hussein, and many of them were making big money off Saddam, and didn't want to see him go and have their deals exposed.
The fact is that we don't need the acquiescence of a worthless, unimportant, and irrelevant organization that fancies itself a world government. We don't need the UN's approval in order to act to protect our sovereign interests. I don't know why so many people who should know better keep saying we must involve them to "gain legitimacy." We have legitimacy. We're a sovereign nation and have the right and obligation to protect our interests, whether or not an unimportant debating society goes along.
If the United Nations wants to be worth anything, its member-states had better quit protecting dictators.
Another lie is that the Bush administration was lying when it said that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction." Truth is, Saddam was working hard to gain them, even if he didn't have them yet. Intelligence reports from all over the world said he had them, and we, as individuals, are not privy to most of their findings. Our European allies told us he had them and that it would be only a matter of time until it was proven for all the world to see. The Bush administration wasn't lying; it was only acting on intelligence we weren't allowed to see. Bush was caught between the need for secrecy and his wish to tell us what the U.S. government really knew. Saddam had WMDs all right, and programs in place to make more. But, when he saw we were winning the war in Iraq, he shipped most what he had to other countries and made certain that the rest were well-hidden.
Critics of President Bush and his actions in Iraq like to say finding evidence of programs in place to create such weapons isn't the same as finding the weapons themselves. I maintain that we needed to stop Saddam before he got a bunch of them in place, since he was not only a dictator, but psychotic and irrational as well. Any one of those programs could have produced WMDs at any time. We had to act. If Saddam had ever gotten WMDs in sufficient quantity and with the means to deliver them, he would be just insane enough to use them, at any time, against the U.S.A. and the rest of the world. He had actually used some of those he already had against his own people.
No Connection With Terrorists?
The critics like to say that Saddam had no connection with terrorists or with 9/11. But he did. He gave $25G to the families of suicide bombers in Israel. He trained terrorists. He housed them. He financed and protected them. He had a dead jet plane shell in place to use in training people to hijack them. Isn't that enough? Maybe he had no direct connection to 9/11, but he was promoting and financing terrorism all over the world. Somewhere there is a connection, even if we can't prove it yet. Bush did the right thing.
Even some people on "our side" think Bush was wrong to invade Iraq and take Saddam down. I think if he hadn't, terrorists would have had a far easier time of it. When we removed Saddsm from power, we removed a powerful ally of terrorism, and eliminated an important source of their money, protection, and training. To not have removed Saddam would have been stupid and criminal on Bush's part
. It's Laughable
Every time anybody repeats these or similar lies to me, I get a good laugh because the lies are so transparent. Yet the Leftists continue to repeat them, over and over, as if just the telling will make them true. It won't, and they need to learn that. If we laugh at them every time they tell a lie, maybe they'll stop. We've stopped Saddam Husssein, and put a serious crimp in Osama bin Laden's ability to wantonly kill non-Muslims, thouhg we have yet to make a "crispy critter" of him. It's highly unlikely that he'll again be able to kill thousands of Americans in one fell swoop. If he's still alive, he's been "marginalized," and it has been made more difficult for him to even move about, much less initiate acts of terror. We look over his shoulder at his every move, and we'll eventually get him, if we haven't already killed him.
Enemy of the World
Saddam is not just an enemy to his people. He's an enemy of the world and has been neutralized. Osama is also an enemy of the world. He is now hurting, and we'll get him in whatever hole he's hiding, just as we did Saddam -- if he's not dead already. It's not smart to take on the United States of America, if we don't have a Liberal in charge of the executive branch of the U.S. government, as we did when Bill Clinton was in office. No, we now have a real man in the Office of President, and our enemies didn't plan on that when they decided to take on the U.S.A..
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