Ovelix: Bush has in no way shape or form started "God refering war rhetoric". Does he refer to God in his speeches? Yes he did. We are not entering this war because "God" is on our side. We are entering this war because Saddam Hussein threatens the entire world and time for sanctions has come to an end. All avenues have been exhausted.
The majority of AMERICANS support this war. In all fairness, what you think as a non-U.S. citizen has little or no affect at this time. You may have your own opinion, in fact I welcome. We have our opinion and are going forward with it. As for U.N. approval, the President has already stated that we do not need "their" approval. He is following OUR Constitution. While I believe in a world community, I don't believe in putting the worlds opinion ahead of our own. We are not running around bombing innocent nations and acting with total disregard to everything. The U.N. has sanctioned action against Iraq in the PASSED resolution 1441.
Yes, The President of the United States is ready to go to War with or without allied support and U.N. support. This won't be the first or last time a country does so. Operation Allied Force was a non-U.N. sanctioned military movement.
As for using the term "We" when refering to the U.S., yes I mean we. I have elected officials to government offices to consult on behalf of ME
. Thats the way democracy works.
As for this being my backyard, your are correct. In my backyard, right is right and wrong is wrong. When someone stepped out of line and put my brother or friend in danger, it wasn't tolerated. I have not asked you to step aside, but was stating that the Country of Greece should now step aside. You are more than free to express your opinions. Just kindly remember that it was God fearing, American Boys who came across the pond for WWI, WWII and backed down the U.S.S.R. You may not like our religous feelings, but that is not a reason to attack someone.
: First off, do you live in the Phoenix area? I'm currently living life in the ever present sunshine and flying everyday. Is there a better way to live!!!!
I will agree that our attitude is unilateral and is putting a bind on some of our friendships. Here is a question though. You state that at some point in the future we will need the support of our allies. Where is there support now? Why the sudden turn against us? Could it be that France, Germany and Russia have close ties to current Iraqi regime and make more money through trade than anyone else?
The rest of the world is not irrelevant. The U.S. has gone to great pains to explain to everyone what there stance is. We have debated and consulted everyone countless times. The time for debate is over. They have their opinions and we have ours.
China and Taiwan is a different story in my opinion. Taiwan hasn't invaded any neighboring countries in the past decade, used chemical weapons on enemies and its own citizens along with shot at U.N. sanctioned no-fly zone enforcers. They are also not led by a Dictator who only wants to bring harm to others.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower