Why We Should Attack Saddam Hussein

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Since
many of the more discerning people in America are wondering why
we seem unable to come up with any real reason to attack Iraq. I
determined it was time for me to take a shot at it. After all, it
is foolish to go to war unless there are some pretty compelling
reasons.

America
is reeling on the ropes now, from countless attacks from all quarters.
Since our government has determined that it is the Iraqis who are
our enemies than obviously it must have been them who are responsible
for this list. After reading this list of atrocious acts you'll
understand the need for immediate action lest we lose our remaining
freedoms! Like Mr. Bush said, it's freedom itself that is under
attack!

  • It was
    Iraqis who brought down the World Trade Center.
  • Saddam
    Hussein introduced poison gas and biological weapons into the
    Middle East.
  • It was
    the Iraqis who first deployed nuclear weapons in the region.
  • The Iraqis
    betrayed their ally the Serbs by bombing hospitals and schools
    in support of Al Queda terrorists.
  • Saddam
    is responsible for the teaching of promiscuity in our public
    schools.
  • He is
    the one responsible for the massacre of American civilians in
    Waco, Texas, and Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
  • It was
    Iraqi agents who convinced the US Congress that dismantling
    the Constitution was a good idea — changing the United States
    from a Republic to a mobocracy ruled by competing special interests.
  • Saddam
    took the US off the gold standard, setting the stage for an
    eventual economic catastrophe.
  • It is
    Iraq's fault that American military forces are over deployed
    in the world today, making us vulnerable to attack by any and
    all enemies.
  • It was
    Saddam who undertook to disarm the American public, making us
    vulnerable to all sorts of crime, terrorism and government tyranny.
  • Those
    pesky Iraqis are flooding across our Southern border as if the
    United States was merely a third-rate power, incapable of defending
    it's own territory or culture.
  • Saddam
    is responsible for the failure of the drug war, as well as the
    increasing militarization and inefficiency of our local police.
  • Iraqi
    warships and aircraft are sitting off our shores, waiting to
    invade.
  • Saddam
    Hussein attacks Texas frequently when US planes violate his
    supposed "no fly zone."
  • He has
    embargoed our country, keeping us from importing vital products
    while forbidding us to sell our own; causing economic hardship
    and the deaths of thousands of children.
  • The Iraqi
    prison system contains more prisoners than the total of all
    other prisons worldwide. Inside this corrupt prison system the
    inmates are routinely raped, beaten and even murdered while
    many are convicted of only minor offenses.
  • His regime
    is so demographically imposing that it might just be wise to
    attack now before his population increases from the already
    threatening twenty three million to some unspecified number
    where the US might find itself with less then the preferred
    ten to one advantage on the ground.
  • Saddam
    is a terrible dictator who beats up on the Kurds and Al Queda
    terrorists who threaten his regime, and we (who hate Al Queda)
    must destroy him together with our Turkish allies (who hate
    the Kurds). After all, it is rude of Saddam to interfere in
    our fights!

The
most compelling reason to attack Iraq remains the most hilarious:
if we don't, he will, at some unspecified time, obtain weapons with
which he may harm the US or our client state, Israel. A brilliant
use of logic this one — it gives our leaders carte blanche to attack
virtually anyone, any time.

Perhaps
that was the logic used by the Beltway Sniper — after all, anyone
in the neighborhood could ultimately become a threat — best to just
shoot ‘em all and let God sort it out. Right?

A
note for public school graduates: the above list details actions
that are / were certainly criminal and deplorable, but none of them
were perpetrated by the Iraqis. I leave it to you to identify the
true culprit(s).

For
extra credit, consider why our war hawk leaders have let the military
deteriorate to a point where there are serious questions about even
waging conventional war without taking seriously heavy casualties.
You can find all the details you need at Soldiers
For the Truth
.


October 11,
2002

Mr. Peirce [send
him mail
] fought with the Rhodesian freedom fighters (the Ian
Smith side, of course).

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