Monday, September 27, 2004

Why Iraq Was a Necessary War

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

'In addition to the inspections, the sanctions that were put in place by the United Nations after the gulf war made reconstituting the program impossible.'

'Another factor in the mothballing of the program was that Saddam Hussein was profiting handsomely from the United Nations oil-for-food program, building palaces around the country with the money he skimmed. I think he didn't want to risk losing this revenue stream by trying to restart a secret weapons program.'

'To the end, Saddam Hussein kept alive the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission, staffed by junior scientists involved in research completely unrelated to nuclear weapons, just so he could maintain the illusion in his mind that he had a nuclear program. Sort of like the emperor with no clothes, he fooled himself into believing he was armed and dangerous. But unlike that fairy-tale ruler, Saddam Hussein fooled the rest of the world as well.'

'The United States invaded Iraq in part to end what it saw as a nuclear danger. It is now vital to reduce the chance of Iraq's dangerous knowledge spilling outside of its borders. The nuclear dangers facing the world are growing, not decreasing. My hope is that the Iraqi example can help people understand how best to deal with this threat.'


Hmm... threats are growing, not decreasing? Not good. So, we killed a whole bunch of folk to grow the threat?

12:41 PM  
Blogger Ric said...

Hello there. I've been reading your site, and thinking, isn't it a really bad thing that a good Catholic would support the war in Iraq? Though instead of just forcing my opinion on you, I've been looking though a short list of past issues with interesting titles.

Pope warns against Iraq warPope says Iraq war threatens humanityPope urges world to avoid Iraq warPope calls for fast action against war in IraqPope voices opposition, his strongest, to Iraq warU.S. Church Leaders, in Rome, Ask Pope to Address Security CouncilCatholic church against war on iraqPope John Paul II calls War a Defeat for Humanity: Neoconservative Iraq Just War Theories RejectedI'd especially look at that last bit about Neoconservative just war theories being rejected.

There's also a small list of sites hereI'd also recommend trying different ways of spreading peace, rather than killing people. You'll find if people followed this site more, you'd have less trouble with abortions, too.

Thanks

-ODintomadness

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ric,

I think you should take your little hippy but somewhere else. You and your 'naive' anti-war sentiments have no place on a Catholic blogsite. How DARE you oppose the current war on terror? Have you not listened to Cheney at all? Cheney has already stated that ANYONE who opposes the war on terror is expressly feeding it- you, Ric, are a terrorist.

Anyway, those brown camel jockeys in the middle east are not really even people- they don't count.

God we with you.

Bush and Jesus hates fags.

12:58 PM  
Blogger David said...

Ric, in not one of the articles did I read that the Holy Father declared the Iraq war an unjust war. Did I miss it? Catholics are free to disagree over the justness of this war, so I will continue to point out that many Catholics feel this war is just. It is unfair and unfounded to state that these Catholics are unfaithful, for they are not.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It does seem unfair to post to a rather biased website that completely mischaracterized the underlying article. That does not do you any credit when it comes to your effort to justify a war. Why point to a website that needs to lie in order to find it's justification for the war?

11:13 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Ric, they've found you out, for you are indeed a terrorist, oh well i guess you'll have to blow them up. And btw, 'anonymous' if that is your real name, is that fags as in the smoking kind or the bumsex kind?
oh and if you agree with the war, ur noit only a terrorsit your just dam stupid.
and no, i'm not going to justify my points.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe,

The bumsex kind, because it is not profitable. The smoking kind is too profitable for anybody to try to amend the constitution for. I thought we were all terrorist in the sight of the Lord. But according to our vice president & speaker of the house and other republican leaders, it's ONLY those who oppose the war on terror.

1:24 PM  
Blogger veggiedude said...

Try telling the Pope it was a necessary war. Are you sure you are a catholic?

Would Jesus go to war on this?

4:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The point is, the best excuse they can give is point to an article that is COMPLETELY mischaracterized to justify killing people. You would think they could come up with something positive to argue their point. Oh well, it's not easy coming up with a convincing argument to kill people for wrong reasons.

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Vatican is coming around:
Vatican buries the hatchet with Blair and Bush over Iraq
By Julian Coman and Bruce Johnston in Rome
(Filed: 10/10/2004)

Senior Vatican officials have decided to put aside their differences
with Tony Blair over the war in Iraq, calling for multinational
troop reinforcements to secure the country's fledgling democracy.

In February last year, both Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Angelo
Sodano, the Vatican secretary of state, offered some of the fiercest
denunciations of Mr Blair and President George W Bush for their
strike on Saddam Hussein.


Cardinal Angelo Sodano
Their private criticism of Mr Blair was made embarrassingly public
by Vatican officials, who revealed at a press conference that the
Pope had urged him to "make use of all the resources offered by
international law to avoid the tragedy of war".

Now, in light of the post-war chaos, Cardinal Sodano has announced a
newly hawkish line on Iraq from Rome. "The child has been born," he
declared recently on behalf of the Vatican. "It may be illegitimate,
but it's here, and it must be reared and educated."

Despite the Vatican's vociferous opposition to the war, the bloody
terrorist attacks and the continuing insurgency have convinced the
Pope that only an increased military presence, including Nato
troops, can secure peace.

"There is a feeling that there really is no going back," said a
Vatican adviser.

In a trenchant interview in the Italian newspaper, La Stampa,
Cardinal Sodano said that as the crisis in Iraq deepened, the time
had come to forget past differences over the decision to invade.

His comments appear to be part of an orchestrated campaign to
galvanise military and financial support for a democratic Iraq among
critics of the war such as France and Germany.

Both countries have refused to contribute troops to Iraq, while
American and British occupation forces remain in the country.

A subsequent front page editorial in Avvenire, an influential Roman
Catholic magazine which boasts Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the Pope's
own vicar, as a board member, calls for "tens of thousands of Nato
troops" to be sent to Iraq to assist the interim government and
ensure free elections.

The prominent theologian, Vittorio Parsi, criticises the "laziness"
of countries that have refused to commit troops to Iraq unless all
occupation soldiers are removed. The Telegraph has learnt that the
editorial was almost certainly commissioned by Cardinal Ruini.

"Even the European countries that opposed the American decision to
overthrow Saddam Hussein's regime know well that an Iraq in the
hands of the worst terrorists and criminals goes against the
interests of all," wrote Mr Parsi.

The Vatican's new stance will hearten Mr Blair and President Bush,
whose campaign for re-election has been overshadowed by the crisis.
Senator John Kerry, his Democratic opponent, has repeatedly
criticised the president for failing to garner sufficient
international support for the invasion of Iraq.

10:51 AM  

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