The real reason for the war in Off Topic
Gads. That's the second most badly designed page I've ever seen!
Wacky, ain't it? But you say the second most badly designed... tell me more!
i hate it when people say its all about the oil... thats a rediculous statement... Why didn't we get the oil last time we were there?!
Because the new pipeline that runs through parts of Iraq was not there last time... It is pretty common knowledge in Europe (even Blair hinted to it during a speech), that securing that pipeline is of key importance to oil production in the region - and if the US gets control of it, you can bet your sweet cherries that gas prices will go down again...
They may not actually own the oil at that point, but they will be the ones who 'liberate it' for the 'free world'...
For those that are curious, gas prices are currently plummetting because the Iraqis torched some of their wells. Upon getting wind of this, many people sold their oil stocks, afraid there'd be a market crash.
I'm not sure I understand the correlation here. Wouldn't reducing the oil supply make oil more valuable?
Unprovoked? Exscuse me, but I think that attacking someone who is funding terrorist organizations against us is a good enough reason, not to forget that we gave them about 10 years to disarm themselves, which they still have not done. Look at the facts and history before you try to say things that you aren't sure about. Oh, and your also forgetting that nukes have been banned by the UN, and in the case of using them, those countries will then be turned on and attacked. I seriously doubt any of those countries want to take that chance, even if it's China and North Korea(Some of the most well trained military forces on Earth.) Also the probability of a nuke effectively reaching our country from that far is not very likely, the only reason it was useable in World War 2 was because nobody was truely aware of it.
Funding terrorist organizations. I would like to point out that just about every country on the planet in one way or another funds terrorists organizations, directly or indirectly, intentionally or not. The argument coming from the White House that Saddam Hussein is a threat to American security sounds like the good old propaganda machine at work again, the Very powerful institution that it is.
The difference...people in America are, to a large extent, believing their own bull[stuff]. Many people outside of America, however, do not, and rightfully so. This is why this war has seen so much protest. The history of the U.S. foreign policy is absolutely appalling. Internationally, people have stopped trusting the government of the United States. It's that simple.
Internationally, people have stopped trusting the government of the United States. It's that simple.
There already seem to be a lot of American citizens who are awake and aware, and I believe this number will increase as time marches on. I think it will be the American people who will make things right. It's not going to be the U.N., it's not going to be any international body. It's going to be the American people. They have the power, and are on their way to using it.
And the whole world will support them.