James Leroy Wilson's blog

Friday, April 27, 2007

The Case For War Was Always and Obviously Weak

Anyone who hasn't watched the Bill Moyers special Buying the War should do so. It's a solid record of the decline of the republic. But even though the mainstream media failed to report the truth, there are three points that can never be under-emphasized:

1. Even if Colin Powell's performance at the United Nations was believable (and I believed it at the time), all it did was present a convincing case that Saddam was a bad person; it did not present a convincing case for war.

2. Iraq was never an imminent threat, and did nothing to provoke a Congressional Declaration of War, without which military action would be illegitimate.

3. The reasons outlined by the Bush I Administration for not invading Iraq were never refuted.

It is for these reasons that invading Iraq was clearly wrong and clearly nuts - no matter what the mainstream media reported. Given the fact that we had a nutjob in the White House, it was primarily the responsibility of Congress to stop him, not the mainstream media.

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