Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.
Their purpose is to protect the national interest of the United States, and indeed the interests of people throughout the Middle East and around the world.
Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas or biological weapons.
[quote][b]Other countries possess weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. With Saddam, there is one big difference: He has used them. Not once, but repeatedly. Unleashing chemical weapons against Iranian troops during a decade-long war. Not only against soldiers, but against civilians, firing Scud missiles at the citizens of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iran. And not only against a foreign enemy, but even against his own people, gassing Kurdish civilians in Northern Iraq.
The international community had little doubt then, and I have no doubt today, that left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will use these terrible weapons again. [/b][/quote]
[quote][b]Instead of the inspectors disarming Saddam, Saddam has disarmed the inspectors. This situation presents a clear and present danger to the stability of the Persian Gulf and the safety of people everywhere. The international community gave Saddam one last chance to resume cooperation with the weapons inspectors. Saddam has failed to seize the chance. And so we had to act and act now. [/b][/quote]
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what neo-cons don't understand: saddam hussain was living out the autumn of his years... would Kusay and Uday threatened Iran or Israel? maybe... but it is not like the place is getting peaceful anytime soon... local GRASS ROOTS guerrillas with nothing to lose fight our troops ... Iraq has no economy no real reconstruction going on...
wake up and smell the java it's a mess that Bush was groomed his whole life for... the US has a "moral responsibility" to "rebuild" the world's second largest Oil holding nation... and the unfortunate decision to "go to war" was by a Texas oilman?
doesn't matter who wins the US isn't pulling out of Iraq...
all Dubya did his whole life was run things into the ground but look good doing it...
his presidency will be judged the same way by history...
unless he wins this Nov, goes to war in Syria and Iran, fighting 4 fronts
by the time the deficit was at 8 years, could go down as one of the worst ever
Condi Rice as cock-sure Sec of Defense, should be real fun
iraq has NOT been a threat to the US or our allies since 91...
CLEARLY NOT a threat that calls for an invasion in 48 hours against the please of most of the world..
If you can't see that than you are stupid...
BUSH/Cheney said we must act NOW..Iraq is an imminent threat...So the inspectors were finding nothing..before they finalized their report that there is NOTHING there..the US had to act..Time was running out..so bush give his now famous 48 hour speech..
what a fukin joke