So you think the war in Iraq was and is a bad idea. Why? I’m
sure you have many creative ideas as to how to answer that
question. Bush is just fighting the war his father never did? Bush
and Cheney are gaining something from their old friends the oil
tycoons in Texas? Or perhaps Bush just loves to see people die,
bombs to fall and people to be in misery? Well let’s get serious
A year and a half ago every major intelligence agency in the
world thought Saddam Hussein harbored a large stockpile of VX gas,
mustard gas, anthrax and more terrible weapons of mass destruction.
They were wrong. Saddam was bluffing. So we dethroned an innocent
man? Hell no! Saddam Hussein did not get the nickname, “The Butcher
Of Baghdad” because he cut a good T-bone. I have seen the holes
filled with the remains of hundreds and thousands of Iraqi
civilians. Many wearing test equipment, and some just shot in the
Why would the U.S. spend so much on a war for oil that would
hurt our own economy? We wouldn’t. If we had wanted the oil we
would have dropped the sanctions years ago and just started buying
oil from Iraq at whatever price we named. As the price of oil
increases the American oil companies grow richer. If the United
States market is flooded with foreign oil then our oil producers,
like Bush’s Texan friends, are out of business. The price of oil is
way up now you say? Well O.P.E.C. is the organization that sets the
world price of oil, and they are certainly no friends of the United
What is the war in Iraq about then? It is about human rights.
The war in Iraq is about letting men and women argue over the
issues in their campus newspapers. The war is about letting people
in Iraq have opportunities to make their lives better that have
nothing to do with their religious preference or ethnic background.
This war is about making America safe from terrorists that want
nothing more than to kill you and your family.
These terrorists are being bred in many Middle Eastern
countries. The most hated people on the planet are the Jews of
Israel. There have been many attempts by all of Israel’s Arab
neighbors to kill every last Jew they can get their hands on. In
the public schools of Iran, Hitler is seen as a hero that is only
faulted for not completing the job of exterminating the Jews. In
Egypt, it is common for public warnings to be issued that “the Jews
have poisoned the candy to kill children and make women sexually
promiscuous.” Well who is Israel’s greatest ally? The United States
is. We have decided not to let this race of people be wiped from
the earth. For our concern for the people of Israel we have taken
on the title of the “infidels.”
The fact at the end of the day is that the there is no more
government in Iraq killing its own people by the hundreds of
thousands, and there are many people in Iraq that are trying to
topple the principles of democracy that we are trying to hold up.
Well what is to be done? Build a new Iraq. Give the people of this
new country the rights and privileges we enjoy here in the states.
Most importantly give the people of Iraq education, and the
opportunities that every American enjoys. Then we will have begun
to put an end to the anti-American sentiment that has plagued that
region since the end of World War II.