Bush now seems hell-bent on a plan that could easily lead to a nuclear
strike against America – a strike that could cause a disaster many
times worse than the World Trade Center attack.
and over Mr. Bush has said he'll do whatever is necessary to remove
Saddam Hussein from Iraq. ("I've made up my mind that Saddam needs
to go.") Until recently, that meant an invasion of Iraq – with the
only question being when, not if.
as more and more people have spoken out against such an invasion,
he's said he's considering several possibilities. But don't be surprised
when some "incident" provides an excuse to launch a full-scale strike
against Iraq. American leaders have always found ways to provoke
incidents – from Fort Sumter to the Gulf of Tonkin – that draw America
reason for an invasion has made any sense.
Iraq might have nuclear weapons? Does this mean America
will next attack China – a nation many times more powerful than
of human rights violations? Why not first invade Zimbabwe – where
the ruling party is looting and destroying farms, even as the
Iraq might be connected to al-Qaida? What about Saudi Arabia –
a nation that's been far more helpful to America's enemies?
Saddam Hussein is a madman? How can a madman stay in power for
23 years and earn the respect of his fellow Arab leaders, who
refuse to support a war against him?
"Saddam Hussein has gassed his own people" – that argument-clinching,
can't-answer-that-can-you, case-closed game-winner? Well, does
that mean George Bush will next be attacking Bill Clinton and
Janet Reno – who gassed the Branch Davidians at Waco in 1993?
the bombing of Afghanistan and other fronts of the "War on Terrorism,"
Mr. Bush was able to buy the support of foreign leaders – even though
polls showed that their subjects opposed America's actions. But
for his rumble with Iraq, he's finding it tough to get anyone to
hold his coat.
so, he's determined to have his war against Iraq – whether or not
anyone can invent a plausible reason to justify an unprovoked attack
on another nation.
can't read his mind. But the likely reason is because most of the
excitement and patriotic hysteria generated after 9-11 has dried
up. And there's still 26 months before the next presidential election.
At this rate he'll go the way of his father – a big hit for a short
period but yesterday's fish by the time he ran for re-election.
how can Junior keep the war on the front page for two more years
– so we all remain grateful to Big Brother for protecting us from
the evil-doers of the world?
since America picks only on nations that have no chance of beating
us, it probably won't take more than a few months before Iraq is
conquered. That means still another war against someone else, and
maybe even two more, before November 2004. After that, maybe we
can relax. Somehow the threat to the American way and everything
we hold dear will finally be over.
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we live that long.
a terrible problem in that scenario.
really unlikely that Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."
So he's not actually much of a threat to anyone.
let's just suppose George Bush is right (for once). Let's assume
Hussein does have the ability to nuke the United States of
America. It would be suicidal for him to use those weapons against
knows he can't defeat America. So using nuclear or biological weapons
against us would give George Bush the perfect excuse to drop nuclear
bombs on Baghdad – and anywhere else Hussein might try to hide.
By using a nuclear weapon against America, Hussein would be signing
his own death warrant.
only one circumstance in which he'd have reason to do so. If America
invaded Iraq, he'd know his days would be numbered. He couldn't
possibly drive the Americans out of Iraq. They would capture and
if he's going to die anyway, why not use the most terrible weapons
he has to cause as much destruction to his enemies as possible before
the one situation in which Hussein would use weapons of mass destruction
against us would be if George Bush ordered an invasion of Iraq.
Mr. Bush doesn't realize this, he's a fool. If he does realize
it, he's acting with reckless disregard for the safety of the American
people and he should be prosecuted.
way, his bellicose talk of invading Iraq and deposing Hussein is
evidence that George Bush is unfit to be president of the United