Making The Argument For War
By Daryl L. Hunter
As a well informed political wonk and news junkie
the only argument George Bush had to present to me for war with Iraq was
the well documented fact that Saddam Hussein was giving the parents of Palaniastian
suicide bombers (terrorists) $25,000. This inducement for Palestinian parents
to sell their children on the idea of an early death was a good investment
for terrorist supporter Saddam Hussein to stir the pot further fomenting
the Palestinian/ Israeli conflict that is the burr under the saddle of every
Muslim alive. This animus by design practiced by Osuma, Saddam and others
bonds Muslims together against a perceived evil (the USA) and aids despots
like Saddam to rally their subjects against a common enemy therefore becoming
distracted from their domestic oppression at home. As an informed person
I understand that as long as there is unrest in Israel Muslim's will hate
Americans for their support of Israel. I also realize world opinion negates
George Bush's ability to make this argument as a primary reason for war.
Some in this country need a little more reason than I do to remove megalomaniac, genocidal, hate mongering, despots from power. So George Bush had to argue the 17 United Nations resolutions that Saddam flagrantly had violated during the 10 years since Gulf War One, defaulting on his cease-fire agreement, thereby circumventing the need to make the first argument. This second argument also wasn't enough for some.
To convince green party members, anti-global anarchists,
Frenchmen, earth-fisrters, ACLU supporters and democrats George Bush
had to put forth another argument by using Bill Clinton's explanation
for bombing Iraq in 1998, "weapons of mass destruction". The fact is
that when some people make up their minds about someone (George Bush)
there isn't an argument in the world that will sway them as their faith
in opposition of their opponent defies reason. Even if it is an argument
they have gladly swallowed previously delivered by a different messenger.
Some argue that Saddam's fingerprints weren't on 9-11. I agree but that doesn't exonerate him from being a terrorist enabler, financier of notorious magnitude and a go to guy for volatile goodies to fight the west and quite worthy of our pursuit and annihilation in our war on terror.
Do I believe that Saddam has WMD's? Undoubtedly! Was it a pivotal argument? No! Was it the only argument for war? No! In retrospect George Bush shouldn't have put forth redundant arguments in his effort to sell everyone on war as to try to reason with the unreasonable is a fool's errand.
Those that oppose George Bush regardless of what he says and does have seized on the WMD argument because we have yet to find small hidden items in a large country. It is only a matter of time until we find WMD's at which time many liberal journalists will have the opportunity to fill their pie holes with crow.
Regardless of non-acceptance by some of George Bush's redundancy in argument, one less megalomaniac, genocidal, hate mongering, despot controls a rogue nation to harbor terrorists and manufacture, market, hide or launch his present or future WMD's and I'm damn glad about it and the world is a safer place.