Monica Owens has once again written a fact-less, pandering article to the CSU population. I will agree with Ms. Owens that it is important to remember what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, but practicing blind patriotism in the way that Ms. Owens record supports, is always dangerous ground. She states several times through her article things that begin with “No one can dispute” or “Nor can anyone argue,” and then following up with a statement that is either moot or flawed. For instance, she states that Saddam used weapons of mass destruction on his own people, which he did, 12 years ago and not since. Nor does it appear that he, or his government, was in possession of any WMDs.
She also mentions that Saddam has ignored the United Nations; however, based on the evidence we have found, the Iraqi government followed the U.N. mandates far more closely than the United States has been. She also states “by liberating Iraq we have made the homeland (Heimat) and the world safer.” In all actuality, anybody who reads any news (regardless how biased) will have noticed that attacks against United States soldiers (not soldiers from the other nations in Iraq) have been steadily rising since we declared the end of our invasion.
Most laughably, she states that “the statements of support and resolve were heard throughout the world.” This statement goes resoundingly against the actual international U.S. approval, which has consistently been dropping worldwide to record lows since the beginning of the Iraq conflict. It’s easy to see why, this is a country who’s leader declared, (in his Policy of Preemption) that we have the international right to declare war on any country we feel is a danger to us. It is this type of policy that when followed blindly, as Ms. Owens encourages, historically leads to international conflict on a much greater scale.
Junior, political science