Originally posted by dspring
OK people, I have read so many negative post about war with Iraq, I have to ask one question, are all you nay sayers also the ones that will moan and groan when Sadam does unleash a weapon of mass destruction, saying why didn't we do something about this before hand. After the Gulf War Sadam was quoted as saying there will be cruise missles striking New York City. Does this sound familiar? I personally would love to see us NOT Go to war, but when all military personel take the oath, they realize they maybe put into harms way. Even though I never really had the chance to serve for this great nation, I have many friends who are about to go into harms way. They don't pick the wars, they do as they are told to protect and defend us all. I know many people here will disagree with what I am saying, but just remember, it is because of them that we can disagree. We know Iraq has large amounts of chemical and biological weapons, and Sadam has used them on his own people in the past, what is to stop him, from using it on us, or giving it to other terrorist to use on us. People we have to protect ourselves. In conclusion, I must say if you love your freedom thank a vet, and give them your full support.
I do love my freedom and I give thanks to all vets, including my father(Vietnam), uncle(Vietnam), husband(Gulf War), and two cousins(killed in Vietnam). Four of the five were drafted but according to Rumsfeld they added no value and no advantage to the American military(talk about not supporting the troops!)
Furthermore, I resent the implication that if I don't support the war, then I don't support the troops. Because of the sacrifices that were made on my behalf, I accept my responsibility as an American citizen and I use my rights of free speech to question this impending war. My cousins didn't die in vain, so I could sit back and never question the government in the name of patriotism
. By the way, the aforementioned veterans who managed to escape their service to this country with their lives (Dad, unc, hubby) are against the war.
As far as Saddam, there is no doubt that he is evil. It is true that Iraq has large amounts of chemical and biological weapons (with the previous knowledge and endorsement of the U.S., but it wasn't a problem then because they used them against people we didn't like), but there is no proof that he has either the capability or the intention to use them against the U.S. And forgive me, but George W. Bush's word just isn't good enough. I don't trust him much more than I trust SH. Sad, isn't it?