A Year Latter
Today marks the first year since the start of the Iraq war. Bush has his cronies out in force protesting that the WMD’s were not the reason we went to war. But if you read Bush’s speech to the American people on March 20 2003 you will see that Bush used the WMD’s as the main reason we were sending our troops into Iraq.
Here are a couple of quotes,”, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.”
Clearly the “disarm Iraq” relates to the WMD’s and he infers that the entire world is in danger of nuclear harm.
He goes on to say “The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder.” How much more clear can he get? He says we are fighting to stop an outlaw who has WMD’s.
Don’t let his peons tell you differently.
He closes the speech with this little gem,” We will meet that threat now, with our Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines, so that we do not have to meet it later with armies of fire fighters and police and doctors on the streets of our cities. “
This is a reference to 9/11. He is saying that your homes and lives are at risk if we don’t go to war. He uses the fear of more bombings in our cities. That is not what a responsible President should be doing because he knew it was not true.
The speech was cynical and calculating. He used the speech to instill fear into all Americans.
Well to date NO WMD’s have been found and now over 500 American soldiers are dead, over 10,000 Iraqis are dead, 200 Spaniards are dead, and the Iraqi people live in chaos.
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