" You might not have liked that Saddam was repeatedly violating many UN resolutions, but you certainly didnt do anything about it.
One thing was done on which all
countries agreed: economic sanctions. A measure so severe it hasn't even been applied to Israel, which has repeatedly violated much more UN resolutions than Iraq (65 !
" France knew where the Oil for Food money went...they did nothing about it (TFE didnt want to lose oil contracts).
Completely wrong! France, along with Germany (and numerous institutions like Unicef) tried on many occasions to have the Oil for Food program altered, as Saddam still did what he liked with large amounts of the oil revenues, while thousands of Iraqis were dying. It was the US/UK which always opposed, the US threatening to use their Veto if such a change was proposed at the UNSC
"And certainly we didnt do anything about it until Bush stepped up to the plate and demanded that Iraq comply with all UN resolutions against it.
It certainly has been very nice of Mr Bush to demand Saddam to comply with UNSC
resolutions. But it was up to the UNSC
to decide whether Iraq needed to be attacked over the situation or not. Bush didn't obtain such a resolution. Sure, he tried to obtain it, but in the end he decided to go to war without it.
So on one hand we have a guy that apparently doesn't comply with UNSC
resolutions and another one who believes he doesn't need
resolution to go to war. Now the latter wouldn't be such a problem if actually 'Inmediate Global Security Threatening WMD's' would have been found, but we ALL
know that's not the case.
"HE EVEN GAVE THEM FEW MONTHS TO COMPLY!
First, it is not up to a US President to set time-tables to other country's ruler, how horrible these rulers even are. This is up to the UNSC
. The United States, as a (Permanent) Member of not only the UN but also the UNSC
, not only knows this, but also recognizes this body as the sole body to take such decisions!
Last, but certainly not least, with no sign of ANY WMD found in Iraq, it seems to me that Saddam was complying perfectly with UNSC
" If Saddam really cared about the Iraqi people, he wouldve complied.
Saddam didn't give a sh!t about his people, and we already knew this 15 years ago! Iraq, the US and the UK were playing hardball with each other through the UNSC
at the expense of many Iraqis.
"Once the deadline had passed, we had one option...
Who's this WE
? The UNSC
, which was, and is, the only institution to decide upon this matter
, was completely ignored
by the US/UK. Along with the US/UK only a handfull of countries actually believed Iraq was an inmediate threat to Global Security
. Up until today, there's still no proof at all
of this alleged inmediate threat to Global Security.
"Dont call Bush a war-monger, when it was plainly clear that Saddam wanted war... Bush did not decide to go to war, Saddam did.
It was the US/UK which pre-emptively and without UNSC
approval attacked Iraq, not the other way round!