From the sources I have read on the push for war the UN Inspectors vehemently opposed going to war so soon and had asked the administration for more time so that they could complete the inspections and deliver their final report to the UN Security Council.
As I go down your post I see a constant thread, and that is the inability of the UN to do anyting right. I believe you are right the UN inspectors wanted to go in again, but Saddam wouldn't let them. What were they going to do to make him, more sanctions. Sanctions didn't bother Saddam, he was busy working his oil for food deal, so the only ones sanctioned were his people.
I haven't seen anything in the news about the 500 WMD's recently found and I follow the news regularly..any links?
When I get home I'll see what I can find, but I have seen something on it twice. The WMDs were old, so that is why I don't think they were going to be used. They could be some that were forgotten about, which is why I didn't think it proved anything.
yeah, about scandal and corruption, the oil for food money was the biggest scam with Saddam pocketing billions and everybody knew about it at the UN, wasn't Kofi's son mixed in?
Yeah Kofi's son was in there and others from other countries. The key though are the ones from France and Russia, because they are the ones that kept telling Saddam they could keep the US out because they were on the Security Council. I do believe if Saddam really thought we were coming in, he would have folded and let in inspectors again, taking the chance that Iran would stay out because the UN would be there.
got that right we're training the Iraqi Forces to secure their country so we can come home and all they're doing with the training is waging "sectarian" war against each other. Iraqi Shiites and Sunni's are are having a go at each other swimming in each others bloodbath. I guess our soldiers can come home when they finish each other off.
Yes Iraqi's fighting amongst themselves will occur. It has for thousands of years and will continue. That's the biggest mistake of going inot the middle east. they've always been fighting and they will always be fighting. It's all they know.
when the Syrian Army pulled out of Lebanon last year the US and Israel should have pressured France and the UN to come in and fill the void until the Lebanese gov't could get their forces trained and prepared to secure that region of the country.No one did a damn thing and Hezbollah seized the opportunity to move itself in and take control and now we have what we have.
And there it is again the UN not doing anything. If the UN would have enforced it's last resolution there wouldn't be any fighting in Lebanon now. Well that's probably not true because there is always fighting over there. But if the UN would have done what it was suppose to do with Hezbollah, Israel wouldn't have had to do what it's doing.
Maybe that is the problem, the US always has to be the one that goes in and cleans up the mess left by an inactive UN.
Iraq never attacked the US or even threatened to, neither the Iraqi people or Saddam participated in the 9/11 attacks. We had no business or right to go and destroy their country and kill them in the name of "war on terrorism".
I didn't say they did. But again if Saddam had a WMD, which everyone including his own army thought he had, he would have gladly given it to Osama or someone that would use it against us over here. I guess the difference is I'm not willing to take the chance of a WMD in the US, and you are.
That's what Cindy Sheehan is waging her protest about. On behalf of her son she is telling the world that he and the other 2,000+ massacred soldiers were sacrificed to a war based on lies and deception.
And she also said Afghanastian was wrong, and her son died for Israel not the US. Do you agree with her on those points too?