Re: Theos-World Does anybody want to die for oil?
Nov 21, 2002 06:09 PM
by Bill Meredith
Sorry to jump in. My ISP has been on the blink and I have missed the last
24 hours of postings. I see a thread labeled "Does anybody want to die for
oil?" and I wonder "Does anybody want to die?"
When we assign motives to others, and declare that the war with Iraq is a
Bush power play to gain control of oil so that the Bush oil dynasty can
become even richer and more powerful, we might ask ourselves why the elder
Bush stopped the war the first time?
What seems to be ignored in the discussions of the Bush position on Iraq is
the necessity of taking a firm stand against Sadaam's acquisition of
nuclear, biological, and/or chemical weapons (beyond what he already has)
and the delivery means to make war with and/or hold hostage neighboring
countries (including SA). Such a stand has to be perceived by Sadaam as more
than mere diplomatic appeal. The stand (line in the sand, if you will) has
to have teeth to have effect. (At least Sadaam has to think so).
Personally, I hope we don't go to war in Iraq. I hope the UN weapons
inspectors can verify the elimination/destruction of Iraq's weapons of mass
destruction. I hope that someday all such weapons will be destroyed
(including our own). I wish that hope alone could make the world a better
and safer place.
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