Answers to Anti-War arguments...

  1. Young Americans will die in battle.
    Would you prefer they die in skyscrapers?

    The United States is taking unilateral action against Iraq!
    So far, it's a 49-member worldwide "unilateral" coalition.

    We are in a rush to war.
    A 12-year rush?

    Tough inspections can disarm Saddam Hussein without invading Iraq.
    12 years of inspections have done wonders so far.

    We should have let the inspectors finish their job.
    We did. They didn't. We will.

    Why fight? The Iraqi military is weaker than in 1991.
    But their biological weapons and chemical weapons are much more dangerous. Ask the Kurds...

    There's no proof of weapons.
    We know they have 'em, we know they hide 'em, and we have tape recordings and photographs. What more is needed? An Iraqi rocket into your living room?

    Saddam Hussein might use those weapons of mass destruction against us.
    I thought you said Iraq didn't have them?

    But terrorists might attack if we invade Iraq.
    Oh, so if we don't attack Iraq, terrorists will never strike again?

    We shouldn't go to war without a UN resolution.
    ANOTHER resolution? What about the last 17 resolutions? Shall we use them as wallpaper? Or shall we use the same resolutions Bill Clinton used in Kosovo? (He didn't go to the UN on Kosovo)

    We don't have a real declaration for war.
    It's called "Joint Congressional Resolution #114.

    If North Korea has nuclear weapons, why aren't we invading them first?
    Uh...hello...isn't that the point?

    European leaders are against the war.
    The Reichstag wasn't attacked. The Grande Palace wasn't attacked. The Kremlin wasn't attacked. And the Jerry Lewis Lifetime Achievement Museum wasn't attacked. America was attacked. And besides, except for the tantrums of France, Belgium and Germany, only three European nations aren't willing to defend freedom. The entire rest of Europe is with America.

    The French don't support the war.
    Oh, did they surrender already?

    Germany objects to this war.
    Germany objected to Reagan's "attitude" towards the Soviet Union. Of course, they objected to our presence in 1943 as well.

    Belgians are against the war.
    I can live without waffles and ice cream.

    Russia doesn't support the war.
    They are still angry over Reagan's brilliant Cold War victory.

    Polls show Europeans are against this war.
    Polls show Europeans believe their freedom was achieved by endlessly debating in marvelous dining halls, conveniently forgetting their right to be pompous blowhards was granted with American blood, not fabulous wine and

    We should build a coalition with our friends.
    We have. Our real friends.

    What happens if we can't build a United Nations coalition?
    Who cares?

    But the UN is the world's most respected governing body.
    Not as respected as the US military.

    America has always waited until enemies attacked.
    Now that oceans can't hold back enemies, pre-emptive war is forever a

    This war is costing us billions!
    So how much is YOUR city worth?

    President Bush says he's willing to violate the 1976 executive order forbidding assassinations of foreign leaders.
    As soon as the ink is dry on rescinding that idiotic order, will someone please pull the trigger? The line forms to the right.

    Many Senators don't support Bush.
    Are you speaking of the Senators from Bordeaux?

    Tom Daschle says George Bush has a "credibility gap."
    When was the last time we came to Tom Daschle for the truth?

    These problems didn't happen under Clinton.
    Actually, they did... but Clinton ignored them. Now, Bush will clean up this mess.

    But Clinton didn't start a war.
    Unless his girlfriend was testifying before congress that is...

    Bush senior should have taken out Hussein in '91.
    That 1991 UN resolution forbade a march on Baghdad. Remember?

    Millions of peace activists are demanding we stop the war.
    Millions of Iraqi's are begging for us to continue the war.

    Thousands of innocents are being killed or injured.
    That's a lot less than Hussein has killed and will kill if we let his regime continue.

    Protesters have genuine objections to war.
    Just like they did in WWII? Korea? Vietnam? Panama? The Gulf War? Somalia? Haiti? Bosnia? Kosovo? Afghanistan?

    People are coming from all over the world to act as "human shields".
    They better hurry the hell up... get there soon!

    This is all about American Imperialism.
    So which country do we own? Name our colonies? What nation sends us their tax dollars? If America were imperialist, we'd already own the entire world.

    This is Blood for Oil.
    The only blood is the Iraqi people tortured, starved and killed while Hussein builds massive palaces to hide nuclear weapons...all financed with Iraqi oil. America produces 40% of its oil needs and gets the remaining 60% from three sources: Mexico, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. Don't you think Saddam Hussein would LOVE to sell his oil to the USA?

    This is a racist war.
    America happily endorses a multi-cultural attitude towards anyone who dares to take away our freedom. Regardless of race, color, or creed; we will hunt them down and kill them.

    A U.S.-led invasion of Iraq is a great recruiting tool for terrorists.
    Have fun recruiting people into oppressive misery as they enjoy their first taste of freedom.

    An attack on Iraq could seriously undermine and destabilize Arab nations.
    Destabilize the region? What stability? The sooner we topple this oppressive 14th century terrorist regimes the better.

    Are we prepared for a multi-billion dollar occupation?
    Were we prepared to liberate Europe and Japan in 1945? South Korea in 1953? Grenada? El Salvador? Kuwait? The Eastern Bloc? Afghanistan? Nations always love Americans when we rescue them from tyranny. The price of freedom is never free.

    Polls show Americans are more concerned about the threat from al Qaeda than from Iraq.
    It's not a war against Al Qaeda. It's not a war against Iraq. It's a war against terrorism. Anywhere we find it. One nation at a time.

    American opinion is against the war.
    No, it's not. A majority of Americans (72%) want to fight now, not later.

    According to a recent poll.
    You know what? Screw those polls. We're in a war against terrorism. If you don't want to fight the ones who would murder you and your family in a heartbeat, get the hell out of the way. Go visit Paris. Or Brussels. Or Berlin. Or Moscow. And stay there. Forever. But next time, don't call us when the heathens are at the gates.
  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   Tilleycs
    Wow! I love it! Thanks!
  4. by   Disablednurse
    I don't support the war, but I am behind the troops 100%. I think they will do the right thing and get the job done. Just watching the news and I keep the TV on one of the 24/7 news channels, they show young men and women that left their families and friends to join the service to fight for their families. One young man did not have to go, he could have gotten out because he is an only child, but no he said that is why he enlisted. What ever my feelings about the war, I will support the troops. I think it is wrong for people to talk about the president, even though I don't like him or support him. It is no longer about the president, it is about our troops.
  5. by   Tilleycs
    It is no longer about the president, it is about our troops.

    "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or
    timid." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
  6. by   renerian
    Good post........

  7. by   Rustyhammer
    I used to have this saying..."I don't like to fight, that's why I try to get it over with as soon as possible".
    I did not like the idea of war but it is now time to show all our support and allow them to kick some hiney.

    ps...does this need to get moved to w/t?
  8. by   tiger
    Originally posted by renerian
    Good post........

    ditto! thanks betts
  9. by   Glad2behere
    Finally....someone said it RIGHT! Thank you.
  10. by   JedsMom
  11. by   semstr
    Very funny--NOT!
  12. by   Sable's mom
    Great post Betts!!
    Thanks so much.
  13. by   Gomer
    Originally posted by betts

    You know what? Screw those polls. We're in a war against terrorism. If you don't want to fight the ones who would murder you and your family in a heartbeat, get the hell out of the way. Go visit Paris. Or Brussels. Or Berlin. Or Moscow. And stay there. Forever. But next time, don't call us when the heathens are at the gates.

    And exactly who are the "heathens"?
  14. by   curious
    Thanks for posting this. This subject has been debated to death so won't bother presenting rebuttals on these. This topic elicits strong reactions from pretty much everyone I've been in contact with. Reading this, and other posts here, at work, and at home I have seen intelligent, articulate people present both views (for and against).

    I would just like to say that I am grateful to live in a country where we can debate these points, and do something about them as we choose. This has definitely made me realize how important it is to pay attention and get involved in what is going on with our country.

    I hope that we all continue to read different viewpoints and learn from them. I think the one thing we have in common though, as disablednurse said, is hoping and praying our troops come home safe.