Originally posted by faust9
What about Cuba for Christ's sake!!! How dare Fidel Castro threaten the us with his-----WORDS!!!
Seriously Naples, how do you justify the war? The reasons you gave don't cut it by a long shot. The fellowship of the shrub is failing due to the lies. Weak reasons for war. Poorly executed post-war. Troops are dying. Inocent Iraqis are dying. AQ recruiting has skyrocketed. Terrorist attacks have gone up. Violence in Iraq is escallating. How do you truely justify this?
War is hell.
But the time is past to justify it. It is underway and you either win or lose. If you back away you loose. If you show uncertainty, you lose. If you show weakness, you lose.
Terrorist attacks will go up because of the bold attack on 9/11. It was a victory for radical Islam. Who is to say that if not for Iraq, the US mainland would have sustained even more attacks. Who is to say that 9/11 isn't the cause for the new recruits to AQ?
You seem to be more than willing to speculate in your favor, but not the other way.
As far as I am concerned, any tie with AQ is good enough reason to oust SH, given his vast history. There are many, many connections between AQ (and many other terrorist groups) and SH. Maybe not enough for you to consider SH a threat, but to me more than enough.
Not only that, the total disregard for human life and the atrocities committed by him, in itself, is also more than enough for me.
The UNOFF revelations are more than enough for me.
As far as Castro goes, is he developing WMD is AQ filtering in and out of his country at the aid of his government? Has he disregarded 17 UN resolutions? Has Castro dropped chemical weapons and wiped out whole towns?
You can't honestly justify bad actions with other bad actions? Well maybe you can. I can't.