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Notice how the author admits we found evidence of WMD. But focuses only on whether or not we found nukes and that they weren't sitting on a table ready for inspection.
Saddam Hussein. Kim Jong Ill. Adolf Hitler. All guilty of genocide against their own how to talk to people....
The fact that Saddam didn't bother to leave anything behind often leads people to believe such activity never happened in Iraq's history. The evidence we found was buried in the middle of nowhere on purpose. Some of it within cities like Baghdad. The author failed to mention that bit of information. The nations of world, not just the U.S., were after Saddam long before 9/11. Men like Saddam and Osama were under investigation by our intelligence communities for a long time.
The author also fails to note that some of these dumps were rumored to exist decades before we found them. That's why Saddam was hung, because the multinational investigations found all the evidence they needed to convict him for using WMD in the past. This man was guilty of murdering thousands of Kurdish people. In addition, of course, to the 1 million Iraqis he killed. His own people. People forget how terrible Saddam and his sons were. How long was the world going to wait before acting to save lives? How long were people going to sit and watch it unfold on CNN?
What about Benghazi? What about Lybia? Why celebrate Hillary and the removal of Gaddafi? We overthrew a dictator we put in place and aided, who then turned their back on us. That's the same thing we did in Iraq. Granted, Saddam had killed a lot more people and used WMD, evidence we found during the Iraq War. Funny thing is, just like Iraq, radical Islamic groups now exist in both Lybia and Iraq.
Not that I'm trying to give Gaddafi or Saddam credit here but both dictators warned us that radicalized groups would take control. Because within these nations (Iraq and Lybia) civil war between various Islamic groups was erupting. There were Iraqis who supported us and welcomed our soldiers, others loyal to Saddam and some ready to establish a new Iraq and ready to wage war, religious war.
ISIS ideology is nothing new in radical Islam, it's part of long history of Islamic Jihad that has existed throughout the region for centuries. A war that has evolved into terrorism over decades and centuries; just new leaders and eager followers.
War is not the answer but what can be done if diplomacy fails? Put them in time out and hope they apologize? Leaders have an enormous responsibility to do what's right, if we let them commit atrocities then we will never have peace. But like I said war is not the answer.
Even if the arguement comes down to past wrongs. It's in the past, forgive each other and move on. There is no excuse for revenge, especially today.
BTW Bush warned Obama that if we pulled out too early, we would see the rise of radical Islam.
Remember, you can only go to war with Hitler.