Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Invading Iraq was the Right Thing to Do

The liberals in America, be they in the press, politics (like Obama), religion (like Reverend Wright) or down the hall from me, are rejoicing over the Defense Departments release of 600,000 documents seized in Iraq which conclude that, "This study found no 'smoking gun' between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda."

So how can I argue that the invasion was the right thing to do? Well, this little tidbit from the conclusion is sufficient for me:

"One question remains regarding Iraq' s terrorism capability: Is there
anything in the captured archives to indicate that Saddam had the will to use his
terrorist capabilities directly against United States? Judging from examples of
Saddam' s statements before the 1991 Gulf War with the United
States, the answer is 'yes'....

In the years between the two Gulf Wars, UN sanctions reduced Sadam's ability to shape regional and world events, steadily draining his military, economic, and military powers. The rise of Islamist fundamentalism in the region gave Saddam the opportunity to make terrorism, one of the few tools remaining in Saddam' s "coercion" toolbox, not only cost effective but a formal instrument of state power. Saddam nurtured this capability with an infrastructure supporting (1) his own particular brand of state terrorism against internal and external threats, (2) the state sponsorship of suicide operations, and (3) organizational relationships and "0ut reach programs "for terrorist groups. Evidence that was uncovered and
analyzed attests to the existence of a terrorist capability and a willingness to use it until the day Saddam was forced to flee Baghdad by Coalition forces."

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