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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

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The case for removing Sadaam

FoxNews published an article today entitled The Threat We Couldn't Ignore, which discusses the reasons why we were right to go in to Iraq. The article also gives us some historical context that differs significantly from the picture the liberals try to portray.
"We were right to go into Iraq," President Bush said recently. Is he right?

Before we answer, let's look back at what two politicians were saying about Saddam Hussein not that long ago.

1) "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology, which is a threat to countries in the region, and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."

2) "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."

Who were these warmongers? Vice President Cheney? President Bush?

Neither. The first quote is from Rep. Nancy Pelosi,D-Calif., now House minority leader. The second is from President Bill Clinton. Both were spoken in 1998, when politicians from both parties were insisting that Saddam Hussein was a threat to the United States.
To anyone who's been following the "debate" about Iraq and whether or not we should have removed Sadaam, these quotes will be met with a "Ho-hum, so tell me something I didn't know" response.

To many liberals, however, these quotes will simply evoke the nonsensical response that "That was then. When Bush did it, he had no justification." This kind of sophism is what passes for debate on this issue. And the major media has played along for far too long.

I want to believe that liberals really do care about this country and that they simply disagree on policy issues, but the conduct of liberals since Bush took office is not encouraging. Rather than support the war on terror and disagree with its prosecution or with elements of the Bush doctrine, the liberals have chosen the path of the ostrich. They want us to believe that Sadaam never was a threat. That we were mistaken to go in to Iraq. And that the SICR and the 9/11 Commissions prove that.

Nothing could be further from the truth, but being far from the truth doesn't seem to bother liberals. In their zeal to avenge for what they view as a "coup" in 2000, they are willing to abandon sanity and this nation's (and indeed the entire civilized world's) safety and security simply to seize what they believe is rightfully theirs.