Charles and Clovis,
Your arguments against Iraq may be mostly right, as far as people know. He certainly deserves to be taken out of power for being a horrible bully.
But it's not that simple anymore. If Saddam was a threat to the safety of the United States of America, there would be proof of it that the CIA
and others could have provided. But apparently, they don't find any such proof. Yesterday, I watched a report (on German TV
) about the orders the CIA
is supposed to have been given by the Bush administration. Those were, according to that report, more or less like "Give us what we want, no matter if it exists! Or shut up!" I didn't really like the relatively lurid tenor of that report, but it did show the general problem many people have with that war: certain people are trying very
hard to find a reason to begin a war, no matter if the war would be justified.
With all the talking, or, more exactly, yelling, that has been going on, the focus has been on international relations, not on Iraq itself. In the same report, a short commentary by FoxNews was featured. It read like "If we go on war, you (the American people) will have
to support our troops or we'll look at you as enemies of the state." Similar things have been told France, Germany, Russia, and others, and this is what has cuased so much trouble.
Such behaviour, by a man (President Bush) who is thought to claim to be the leader of a "chosen" people (Has he really said that?) and says he was on a divine mission to bring peace and democracy to the world does remind some of the darkest parts of history.
I will not compare two persons, but their actions: It reminds me
of Adolf Hitler. I know what I'm not to be talking about, since Bush is no dictator, no murderer, no fascist, so please remember I'm only talking about specific actions. Additionally, I can't imagine that Bush could cause any desaster similar to those Hitler caused.
Hitler annexed several countries to his "millenial empire", provoking foreign governments and seeking war. He even sign a treaty that gave him Czechia, stressing the nerves of the appeasers to the maximum.
Bush is seeking war, too. He has set off a chain of events that can hardly be stopped. He came up with a new UN resolution, trying to make war possible through it. He is coming up with a new one. This is like signing treaties while trying to begin a war. It is similar to what Hitler did.
I'm not comparing George Bush and Adolf Hitler personally. Their motives are not comparable.
But Bush is using very declamatory language, just like Hitler did. Hitler said, "Since 5.45 this morning we are shooting back. From now on we shall retaliate with giving bomb for bomb." on September 1st, 1939. The language George Bush is using sounds similar. What will we hear?
I'm just trying to explain why so many people offend a war in Iraq. They are remembering the events of 1933 to 1945, and they are afraid of them. They are listening to similar things again, and they fear that desaster might struck again.
Fear drives people mad. Fear is why people are mad at George Bush.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.