Why the war in Iraq was justified

Democratic Lie

Republican Truth

1.      Bush lied when he claimed that Baathist Iraq under Saddam Hussein posed an imminent threat to the national security of the United States.

1.      Bush had never argued that Iraq posed an imminent threat. He had clearly argued that in a post-September 11 world, preventative action was justified to prevent gathering threats from metastasizing to the point where it was too late to act.

2.      Bush argued that the war in Iraq was, in the words of California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, ‘all about WMD, full stop’.

2.      “Whereas Iraq persists in violating resolution of the United Nations Security Council by continuing to engage in brutal repression of its civilian population thereby threatening international peace and security in the region, by refusing to release, repatriate, or account for non-Iraqi citizens wrongfully detained by Iraq, including an American serviceman, and by failing to return property wrongfully seized by Iraq from Kuwait…

 

“The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to:

 

“(1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and

 

“(2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq”.

3.      The third Big Lie, re-heated lately by critics the New York Times and Democratic Chairman Howard Dean, is that the Bush Administration twisted and lied about pre-war WMD intelligence.

3.      Congress and every other intelligence service in the world, including those of nations which were against enforcing the UN Security Council’s resolutions – chiefly France and Russia –had access to the same intelligence and agreed the threat that Saddam posed was real. The Mesopotamian miscreant’s record spoke well enough for itself: four wars, genocide, WMD use and support for terrorists.

Also, if the war was about oil, then why is the price of petrol so high?

Answer: it was never about oil. 

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