[Vision2020] Donald Rumsfeld-speak

Don Kaag dkaag@turbonet.com
Fri, 17 Jan 2003 17:00:34 -0800


You posted..."
> You assume that things in Iraq would have been better had we toppled 
> Hussein.  However, given our history of installing and/or supporting 
> rulers who kill both their own subjects and sometimes those of their 
> neighbors, I don't make the same assumption."

...so, how do you explain the present-day democratic states of the 
Federal Republic of Germany, Japan and South Korea?

Although I personally oppose the invasion of Iraq at this point, I did 
support the war in 1991, and if compelling evidence of weapons of mass 
destruction is uncovered either by U.S. or allied intelligence or by 
the U.N inspectors, my stance will change.

I must admit to becoming increasingly uncomfortable reading the antiwar 
postings on this site, because I have the feeling that many people 
posting would oppose any military action in Iraq for any reason 
whatsoever, and I strongly disagree with that viewpoint.  There are 
very few objective Historians who believe that "violence never solves 

If Saddam Hussein can be shown to have substantial amounts of bugs, gas 
or nukes, in egregious violation of the 1991 treaty, the U.S. 
government has a responsibility to take them away from him or destroy 
them.  They have a responsibility to protect the people of the United 
States from serious threats of harm.  That is what the U.S. military 
exists for.

Don Kaag