Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Walter Cronkite (and some other guy): Our Troops Must Leave Iraq

The invasion of Iraq was illegal from the start. Not only was Congress lied to in order to secure its support for the invasion of Iraq, but the war lacked the support of the United Nations Security Council and thus was an aggressive war initiated on the false pretenses of weapons of mass destruction. There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Nor has any assertion of a relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda proven to be true. In the end, democracy has not come to Iraq. Its government is still being forced to bend to the will of the US administration.

What the war has accomplished is the undermining of US credibility throughout the world, the weakening of our military forces, and the erosion of our Bill of Rights. Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz calculates that the war is costing American tax payers more than $1 trillion. This amount could double if we continue the war. Each minute we are spending $500,000 in Iraq. Our losses are incalculable. It is time to remove our military forces from Iraq.


Blogger JustaDog said...

We should leave Iraq only because they have elected (something they couldn't do under Saddam) to have a new constitution - one based totally on Islam.

Americans should not be giving their lives for a Muslim state and certainly not for a civil war between Islamic factions.

12:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the writer ,We lost the war .All that is left for Americans to do now is bow our heads in shame for what we have done
a recap for those that are not bright lights:
WE preemptively attacked a defenseless 3rd world nation using 3rd world war tactics and munitions
using rape, murder,looting,and torture. we defiled a third world nation that did no harm to America.
we pillage the oil not for the people of America but for the rich
banksters of the world.
we are like heathens preying on the meek.
we have become monsters our troops like gangsters in the streets.
and not an American head bows in shame .America the land of the corrupt home of the heathen

8:09 PM  

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