I’m so tired of hearing Dubya blabber on about how the US must attack Iraq, yadda, yadda, yadda. Just because Daddy wasn’t able to finish the job, doesn’t mean that Junior has to.
But as for telling US allies that their ‘credibility is at stake’ as they contemplate joining forces, I agree – only an idiot would take more than ten seconds to realise that it would be foolishness to embark on yet another war in the Middle East.
If the US really wants to fight ‘terror’ (the most overused and misunderestimated word in the English language at the moment), I suggest it resumes its search for Osama bin Laden.
But I don’t think terrorism can actually be ‘fought’. It is a way of life for those who have little else to live for, and it perpetuates because the powers that be, often fail to understand why people resort to violence to liberate themselves from oppression.
Also, before the US points fingers at its all-time favourite bogeymen (Castro, Gaddafi, Saddam…), it should take a good look at itself and its own infringements on civil rights and other nations’ sovereignty. Think slavery. Think Vietnam. Think Bay of Pigs. And hey, who thought it would be a great idea to fund the Taliban in the first place?
And even if Iraq’s a suspected threat to world security, the Bush administration is already a threat to the global environment.
A parting quote:
“We can’t let the world’s worst leaders blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world’s worst weapons,” said Bush.
How frightfully true.