Originally Posted by AikiRooster
Not only our enemies in Iraq, but also and some may say more importantly, our enemies in Iran, Syria and the under cover ones in China, Russia and even here in the USA and our other allied countries.
By the way, I was in the first Gulf War, I know Hussein had WMD's and I/we saw some. Their was quite a bit of time in between the end of the frist Gulf War and the invasion in 2003. Hussein most likely used this time to move those WMD's, probably to Iran, Syria, maybe China, Russia, North Korea and maybe even others as well.
I included the afore-named enemies of the west in the Middle East and points east, and I have never fully swallowed the 'no WMD 'story. Why did Hussain risk all in defiance of the UN and in the face America's challenge to conform. And why did did the Weapons Inspectors, given all the time they needed, fail to come down off the fence and confirm No WMD - until their retrospection that is!
It jus' don't make sense. I reckon this is still to unfold; a very long game is being played out and Geo. Bush drew the short straw and thereby the poisoned chalice. Could he have played it differently? The next man may face more of the same, so I hope they stay as strong as they talk. At least Geo W did that. He took the fight to them; to their arena. And it was over in days - what a pity that the post-war campaign was a complete cock up for so long. How that happened in the face of History is unfathomable.
As for America being more at risk now, how many more examples of Sep 11 would you have needed to face up to the threat?
Never, never pay the Dane-Geld if you want to survive free and clear. And against these guys, weakness is the greatest weakness!
And of course no-one is for war; everybody on this side of humanity hates war. Nevertheless, some things become unacceptable.