« on: July 09, 2004, 12:40:04 PM »
The bottom line is that the US was never in immediate danger from attack from Iraq. We have misued our military superiority by attaking a nation that had no capability of using force agaisnt us. It would make more sense for the administraion to secure our borders and incoming goods, rather than starting a war. Itf it was abotu the 17 UN resolutions, then why didnt the UN back starting a war over it? They didnt because the costs greatly outweighed the benefits. Rather than calm the insurgence of terrorists recruiting, we actually helped by unjustifiably invading a muslim counrty. The Bush administration has taken a unilateral aproach to international relations which, if seen to its ends, will extinguish amicable relations in their entirety. We re better off cooperating with other nations, fostering coalitions and treaties. The ultimate test of this administrationís policies is how we would feel if the shoe was on the other foot. If we werent the hegemon, and say that CHina or Russia was, would we want them withdrawing from the kyoto protocal, comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty, and other such international conventions? If they did, how would their war on terror look if they left a job half done in afghanistan and then took the fight to the second largest oil reserves in teh world? Clearly we would feel agitated, less safe, and praying for a regime change. the shoe does not fit well on the other foot; thus, we should unelect Bush Jr.