Jane Fonda, War Protestor
I have to admit it kind of makes me glad to see Jane Fonda exercising her free speech on the war issue again, only because I believe it will hurt the anti-war cause. If that treasonous waste of oxygen wants to go out there and tell everyone how bad war is...more power to those of us who disagree with her.
The recent protest circuses have me laughing because no one there can really explain why they oppose the war. We're just hearing the same old "no war for oil, Bush lied, kids died" rhetoric. It makes me think these protestors are just opposed to wars in general and have no sense of why they are opposed to this one...
Just to be clear, let me explain why I support this one...
Saddam Hussein was a terrible, evil dictator and he deserved what he got. His support of terrorism and his crimes against humanity are well documented. His WMD ambitions were also well documented. True, we didn't find any in Iraq, but no one disputes that he had them at one point, and no one knows what happened to them.
As far as Iraq being an "illegal war", I've yet to hear a logical explanation of that one. The 1991 Gulf War was ended with a cease-fire. For those of you who don't know what that means, it's not the same as a peace treaty. Peace treaties end wars, cease-fires end fighting under enumerated conditions. A lot of people don't realize it, but we were technically still at war with Iraq after the cease-fire, as we have technically been at war with North Korea since the 50s. See, Saddam's government agreed to the cease-fire, and failed to meet the conditions. That means the fighting can resume, perfectly legal. Maybe we'll never know what happened to his WMD, but for 12 years he failed to comply with UN inspections (remember when Bill Clinton bombed Iraq?). We also found numerous conventional weapons in Iraq that were in violation of the cease-fire agreement.
I've got my disagreements with HOW this war is being fought, but I've yet to hear a good argument against WHY we're fighting it.
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