ConcordeBoy: Saddam's violation of every UN sanction from the previous 12yrs, couldnt be verified??
If that had really been a reason for the attack, the inspectors would have been given the necessary time to complete their work as a basis for a possible authorized
Instead, we´ve been given a PowerPoint presentation, consisting almost exclusively of garbage
as almost everybody suspected then and definitely knows by now.
ConcordeBoy: The latter after a trade embargo proposed and initiated, the former before. ....talk about grasping at straws.
are the one who claims - and then consistently fails to prove - that there was such an extreme amount of business going on that even the federal government would try preventing your attack solely for the purpose of preserving it.
You´re not meeting your burden of proof. You´re only repeating unsubstantiated allegations.
Weak. EA CO AS
: Klaus, what consequences of a U.S. invasion of Iraq would France, Germany and Russia have to suffer, exactly?
Reinvigorated terrorism as evidenced by the Madrid attack and several smaller ones?
US expectations to pump large amounts of money into Iraq to clean up your mess?
Erosion of international law? "Why can´t we start a preventive war / torture / kill civilians without being held accountable? Even the USA are doing it!" EA CO AS
: Loss of business, perhaps?
Money has played no role whatsoever
in the debate over here. You may have your personal reasons to think of it first and foremost, but it´s not been the case over here. EA CO AS
: No, the war was started on the basis that Bush didn't have to wait anymore, and thought waiting was pointless since the UN wasn't prepared to set a hard deadline and/or use force to ensure compliance.
Wrong. The inspections were to supply the basis for an authorization of force by the UNSC
if there would have been the alleged amount of transgressions. That was largely consensus between the UNSC
But when it turned out that the inspectors´ reports (which were dead on
, by the way!) would not supply a reason for going to war, the Bush administration trampled all over the UNSC
and attacked anyway
. EA CO AS
: No matter how many times you pooh-pooh our points with a wave of your hand and say, "Nonsense!" repeatedly, the facts will NOT go away - and the opinions of France, Germany and Russia were totally irrelevant once all was said and done.
You´re simply failing
to make your case
! EA CO AS
: We would have liked our friends to have agreed with us, but ultimately the U.S. did what we thought was right, and we'll stand by that.
Too bad that it turned out you had been wrong
all the time. That´s the thing: You need to be right