Is he going to attack Iraq?
@ One vote. We almost attacked Syria for the same reason we attacked Iraq, to
take down an murdering dictator just like we did in Germany, Japan and most of
Europe twice in one century. The difference is Putin will not leave the nations
he invades, the US always does and allows them to govern themselves. No charge
for this lesson in geopolitics.
It helps to be feared. But it's even better to be respected.The problem is.. respect is easily tarnished in an open society with free
speech (even undeservedly at times). But fear remains and works no matter what
the people say or do.ALL governments know that...
to TBOur TWO attacks on Iraq had to do mostly with oil, which is
something Syria doesn't have. The practice of taking on "murderous
dictators" seems to only happen when they have attacked us first. At least
that's the way it was in the last century. As for leaving, we don't
occupy our former enemies, but we didn't exactly leave either. Corrections
First, let me state that Putin in a tyrant and is not doing anybody any favors
here. His actions in Ukraine are wrong, and he should not be there.You have to admit that Putin is a man that shows leadership. He is decisive
and has a strong follwing within Russia. Just look at the picture of him riding
a Great White Shark and compare that to the picture of Obama wearing mom-jeans
and a girl's bike helmet.
Mark B. Your "corrections" offered were worth what I paid for them;
absolutely nothing. "We attacked Iraq for oil". False! Iraq STILL owns
100% of their oil! The US never confiscated one gallon. Except now there
isn't a dictator there getting all the revenue."The
practice of taking on "murderous dictators" seems to only happen when
they have attacked us first. At least that's the way it was in the last
century". Did you ever hear of al Qaida? You know those guys who flew those
airplanes into those buildings on 9/11? Our ideological enemies from many
nations (including Iraq) who are still attacking us? Wise up!
When your enemy is mired in disarray by mortal hate for each other, and being
destroyed from within by greed and lack of hope, a world leader such as Mr.
Putin has every right to feel powerful and feared. The resurgence
of the prejudice against black people magnifies the problems of division and
fear for our nation. Internal business seems intent on squeezing the last drop
of wealth from the ordinary people and American business in the foreign world
has made American a subject of hate by the ordinary people of the world.
Attacking Iraq to get even for 9/11 made no more sense than if we had attacked
Peru after Pearl Harbor. Even Bush knew that, so they ordered the CIA to come up
with the "WMD" garbage.
Even Hillary Clinton, John Cary and many other liberals voted for the Iraq war.
If the intelligence was garbage they sure fell for it didn't they, which
doesn't speak well for their intelligence does it? Also you must deal with
the fact that somehow Saddam H. had used WMD on his own people (Kurds). How did
he use WMD but didn't have them? HE MOVED THEM! Probably to Syria.
@Mark B,WMD wasn't the only reason for military action in Iraq.
Check the 17 UN resolutions... We never said it was in retaliation for 9/11.
So your frequently quoted line about attacking Iraq for 9/11... just
shows how out of touch some people are with what ACTUALLY happened, and how
caught up they are in anti-bush sound-bites.===Check out
the dates...-Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) began 7
October 2001... (and WAS in response to 9/11) -Iraq War
starting 20 March 2003... (and was NOT in response to 9/11) That's 3 YEARS after 9/11/01! Why would we attack someone
for 9/11.... 3 years later???Iraq was not about 9/11. Both were
terrorism related, but not 9/11 related.====As for your
conspiracy theory that Bush ORDERED the CIA to come up with the "WMD
Garbage"...What PROOF do you have?Just heard it on
MSNBC or something?====We had plenty of reasons for
Iraq. Don't have room to list them... but you wouldn't listen
...Putin also knows America is a weak paper tiger not to be feared anymore under
Obama and thus you see Russia and it's land grab frenzy. Expect more of the
same going forward. Elections have consequences.
September 2001 to March 2003 is not three years. It's not even two. The PBS
documentary "Bush's War" reveals that planning (and selling) the
war began before the smoke had cleared from the Pentagon attack. An excuse to
attack was needed, however, and "WMD" became the favorite term of the
administration.patriot claims to know what Putin is thinking. He
may, but if Putin thinks the US is a "weak paper tiger", then he must
have felt that way when Russian troops were sent to Georgia during the Bush
So you didn't get it from MSNBC... you got it from PBS... so it's a
"fact"?===When TV is our source of knowledge...
common sense isn't needed.Why would he wait even one day if all
he wanted was to attack Iraq for 9/11?And if it was about 9/11...
why did we never use 9/11 in making our case to use military force in Iraq
(either at the UN... OR in the debate in Congress)?We made the case
that he sponsored terrorism... but we never said he was responsible for
9/11...===It's just selectively picking out what
you WANT to hear on TV.... and your partisan wishing... that makes you so
convinced it was just about 9/11 and WMDs.If you can't remember
the actual history.. look it up! Google "Iraq War". Read
something neutral (like Wikipedia). You will see that 9/11 isn't even
mentioned in the "background" or "history" sections.Iran's use of WMDs is mentioned... but so are 11 other reasons...