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|Originally posted by Delta
I will never say we were wrong for taking Saddam out of power. Egads no.
|Originally posted by Delta
1 - We are not going to 'invade' Iran. Please.
|A top U.S. official said Friday Washington reserved the right to use military action to stop Iran making nuclear weapons, but Tehran accused the United States of waging a baseless propaganda war.|
|The United States has demanded that Iran, sandwiched between Iraq and Afghanistan where U.S. forces now have a strong foothold, must abide by a nuclear nonproliferation treaty and sign a new protocol that would allow snap inspections.|
|American leaders' remarks show you have baseless thoughts and dreams about Iran. ... Don't think Iran is Afghanistan or Iraq that you can enter by force," said Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a member of the Guardian Council constitutional watchdog.|
|Originally posted by christymama
WOW i feel as if I say the wrong thing that All hell will break lose. Yes i think it was right for us to go there . WMD or not as well! To answer your smart A** questions thats more then likely because we profit with it as well. But ya know what who really cares. The fact is this is not a perfect world and it never will be. :
|Originally posted by Mamato6
Actually, what I'm saying is that the world community should take out 'baddies', esp. ones where there is no possibility of them being removed by democratic process. The OP asked to hear from people that were in favor of the war and what they felt now. I say, we live in an imperfect world where the world community doesn't take care of these issues. I am not upset that the US stepped in, WMD or not. That is all.
|Originally posted by Marlena
I thought the OP had to do with whether folks who were in support of the war were at all angry, dismayed, perplexed, or otherwise troubled by the information coming out now that intelligence was selectively evaluated in the push towards war, such that intelligence tending to support the possible existence of WMDs was taken into consideration, and intelligence tending to militate against the existence of WMDs was deliberately disregarded.
As I posted a while ago, I do not find it logically impossible for one to be upset about the possibility that the government lied to the country and the world re its reasons for going to war against Iraq, yet still believe that the war was justified (though perhaps on other grounds).
|In one of the more notable statements made by the president, Bush said that "Iraq could decide on any given day to provide a biological or chemical weapon to a terrorist group or individual terrorists," and added: "Alliance with terrorists could allow the Iraqi regime to attack America without leaving any fingerprints."
Bush did not indicate that the consensus of U.S. intelligence analysts was that Hussein would launch a terrorist attack against the United States only if he thought he could not stop the United States from invading Iraq. The intelligence report had said that the Iraqi president might decide to give chemical or biological agents to terrorists, such as al Qaeda, for use against the United States only as a "last chance to exact vengeance by taking a large number of victims with him." And it said this would be an "extreme step" by Hussein.
These conclusions in the report were contained in a letter CIA Director George J. Tenet sent to Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), then the chairman of the Senate intelligence panel, the day of Bush's speech.
|Here is a transcript of the exchange:
CLARK: "There was a concerted effort during the fall of 2001, starting immediately after 9/11, to pin 9/11 and the terrorism problem on Saddam Hussein."
RUSSERT: "By who? Who did that?"
CLARK: "Well, it came from the White House, it came from people around the White House. It came from all over. I got a call on 9/11. I was on CNN, and I got a call at my home saying, 'You got to say this is connected. This is state-sponsored terrorism. This has to be connected to Saddam Hussein.' I said, 'But--I'm willing to say it, but what's your evidence?' And I never got any evidence."