I also don’t think we should start wars just to spread democracy. But this was more then democracy.
I saw a person who was a threat. He had weapons of mass destruction, and used them in the past. He was unwilling to prove that he no longer had weapons, and hid the fact that his WMD program was still running, and bigger then ever. Prepared to start up at a moments notice.
We also cannot ignore the genocide. The lowest estimate is that he is responsible for the deaths of half a million people. And the highest estimate I have heard is as many as 2 million. Should this be ignored? They are still finding mass graves.
Then there is the little matter of attempting to assassinate a former president. Is this not an act of war in and of itself? How about the World Trade Center Bombing? He protected people involved in that act as well as the attack on a military ship. He already declared war against us. If he had the ability to blow up a nuke in America, do you think he would have done it?
As I have stated before, I don’t have a problem with people with a legitimate reason for not going to war, but I have yet to hear one. Most people are against the war only because it was Bush in control. If a Democrat did the exact same things, most of the people complaining would be cheering, proclaiming the Democrat president as doing wonderful things. (To be honest a few Republicans and conservatives would be complaining just because a Democrat was in office. That is just as bad.)
If Kerry had become president, you know that Ted Kennedy would be cheering, and saying that Kerry had turned things around.
All you have to do is listen to people talk about Bush “lying” about WMD?s. Instead of just saying he was wrong, they have to take it further and say he lied. Being wrong is not lying. If it was all the liberals who told me that Bush could not win in the last election are all liars.
Some bring up the people in the military, pointing out all the deaths that have occurred, but still do not even show any respect by completely ignoring the fact that Bush receives a much larger support from those in the military then the civilian population. Do their opinions not count? (Anyone notice that the single largest day of deaths of American military was not from the war, but from an accidental crash that could have occurred anywhere?)
No vroom, not all of this is directed at you. (Except everything you agree with that I disagreed with.) It really is directed at all the people who have lost it. That logic has left the building, and destroying Bush at any cost is worth it, no matter the cost.
The problem is that I see the truth. That all of these people are out there thinking, “If only Al Gore had become president. Then he would be so popular, and the Democrats would be in power again.”
What I thought was that if Bush lost the election because of the war, it was worth it. What needed to be done was truly done, and that is what matters, not who is in power.