Trajectory of a crisis
By David Irby
June 20, 2005
As a US citizen, I wish to point out that, Lisa Hoffman ( Trajectory
of a crisis , June 19), begs those questions as to the Iraq War
which are essential, and seeks to obscure them with the same
line which pro-war advocates have been taking ever since it became
clear that there was never any "9-11 link" or any substantial
amounts of WMD. Whatever! Saddam Hussein was a bad man and we
are well rid of him.
But, if Saddam was not complicit
in 9-11 and/or posed no substantial threat to his neighbors,
then there was no justification for Bush's Iraq invasion in international
law. And that means simply, that George W. Bush is nothing short
of a war criminal.
And the rest of Ms Hoffman's
arguments are just ludicrous! For instance, the containment
policy was costing $1 billion per year and was escalating and
eventually an American plane might actually have been shot down
(etc.). But nearly 1700 US troops and countless thousands of
innocent Iraqis have been killed and the cost is going toward
$400 billion with no end in sight.
Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland
Trajectory of a crisis By LISA HOFFMAN - There's a mighty
hoo-hah blowing across the ocean from Britain, one amplified
by blasts from American bloggers about the timing of President
Bush's decision to go to war with Iraq. - More...
June 19, 2005
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