Monday, October 04, 2004

Concerning Iraq
TigerHawk has written what I think is the most thorough and cognitive summary of why I think the Iraq war was inevitable. The only addition to his excellent summary I would make is that in '91 and '92 we promised aid to the Iraqi's if they would rise against Saddam. They did so. We completely and utterly failed to support them. If nothing else, we owe the people of Iraq for OUR failures in supporting them. Or, to put it bluntly, this latest conflict was inevitable due to the slowly collapsing status quo as imposed by the Cease Fire. 9/11 made it possible to engage Hussein on our terms, like it or not.

We broke out promise to the people of Iraq in 1991. We cannot afford to do so again, no matter how bad the situation may appear to be.


At 11:01 AM, Blogger TigerHawk said...

Thanks for the link -- much appreciated.


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