Saturday, April 29, 2006

Oh, that's right, now I remember

With all the crap that passes for news and opinion these days, I find that - about once a month - I need to remind myself of some facts:

Before our invasion -

1. Iraq, under Saddam Hussein, started two wars

2. Iraq possessed chemical and biological weapons
2a. We know this because Saddam used these weapons against his own people.

3. Iraq had an advanced nuclear weapons program in 1991

4. Iraq never accounted for all the WMD that they possessed

5. Iraq ceased cooperation with the U.N. weapons inspectors

6. Iraq was in violation of the cease fire that ended the Gulf War.

7. Iraq was in violation of 14(?) U.N. Security Council Resolutions

8. If you include the combat casualties in the two wars he started, Saddam Hussein is responsible for the deaths of around one million people.

9. The government of Iraq was giving money, arms and training to various terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda.

10. Iraq subverted the U.N.'s oil-for-food program and spent money meant for food and medicine on weapons and palaces.

11. When Saddam passed from the scene, his criminally insane sons could have taken over a country that possibly possessed WMD.

Have I missed anything? Probably. But, that's enough I think.


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