Tuesday, January 24, 2006

War Critics: 20 Questions Conservatives Should be Asking Them

Even if our President won't...
  • If Bush lied about Iraq having WMDs, wouldn't he have lied about finding them?
  • How do you protect the world's oil supply from a man who was writing a romance novel even as U.S. tanks were within miles of Baghdad?
  • Why do only 2 Democracies exist (Israel and Iraq) among 22 dictatorships in the Middle East?
  • Why are women considered property in over half of these countries?
  • Why are homosexuals executed in over half of these countries?
  • What responsibility do we have, if any, to those suffering under these regimes?
  • Would we let what's happened in the Middle East happen in Europe?
  • Was Iraq more or less serious than the humanitarian problem in Bosnia 12 years ago?
  • Should we decide whom to save from genocide based upon expediency of military victory?
  • How would you guarantee that Sadamm's WMD raw materials and WMD programs don't become actual WMDs once sanctions ended?
  • Why was Europe pushing for an end to U.N. sanctions?
  • Was the "Oil for Food" program working?
  • Did its revenues reach those who needed it most?
  • How many more sanctions should have been discussed/passed by U.N.?
  • Does the passing of resolutions no one intends to enforce damage U.N. credibility?
  • Does this damage to U.N. credibility make the world safer?
  • How was pre-war Iraq "peaceful?"
  • How do you define "peace"?
  • Do the oligarchs who govern the countries of the Middle East benefit from rampant illiteracy?
  • What did Israel destroy in 1981 inside Iraq?

4 Comments:

Anonymous ray b said...

Some quick answers to your questions:

If Bush lied about Iraq having WMDs, wouldn't he have lied about finding them?

Most liberals and critics don't say he lied but that he and his admin. played up the intelligence FOR WMD -- anything that questioned the case for WMD was thrown aside. Our Army thought he had WMD and began looking for them -- any attempt to lie about finding them would have been insane. It's the kind of thing conspiracy folks, of the left and right, would have thought Bush would have done. Most critics of the Admin. are not conspiracy nut case jobs.


How do you protect the world's oil supply from a man who was writing a romance novel even as U.S. tanks were within miles of Baghdad?

You protect it by not invading a guy who posed no immediate threat.


Why do only 2 Democracies exist (Israel and Iraq) among 22 dictatorships in the Middle East?

Hmmm, would the U.S. and former Soviet Union support of those dictatorships for 50 years have something to do with it? And let's not add Iraq to the list of Democracies quite yet -- let's give them 10 years and see how things are.


Why are women considered property in over half of these countries?

Religion, the root of all the world's problems :-)

Why are homosexuals executed in over half of these countries?

See the answer above, :-)


What responsibility do we have, if any, to those suffering under these regimes?

A lot -- but doing things alone as one nation is not as effective when doing them with the world community. See Gulf War I.

Would we let what's happened in the Middle East happen in Europe?

Yes, see Bosnia, Albania.. See Africa...

Was Iraq more or less serious than the humanitarian problem in Bosnia 12 years ago?

The world is too complicated for such a question... Please restate this.

Should we decide whom to save from genocide based upon expediency of military victory?

It can't hurt. See North Korea.

How would you guarantee that Sadamm's WMD raw materials and WMD programs don't become actual WMDs once sanctions ended?

How do I know the Sun won't melt the Earth next week?

Why was Europe pushing for an end to U.N. sanctions?

Greed.

Was the "Oil for Food" program working?

No. But apparently the sanctions and U.N. monitoring did -- enough to end his program of WMD. The U.N. did something right -- its agency actually stopped Saddam from continuing his WMD programs.

Did its revenues reach those who needed it most?

No.

How many more sanctions should have been discussed/passed by U.N.?

I don't know - too late now, isn't it? - as Colin Powell said, more or less, we broke it, we bought it. We've busted Iraq open, got to fix it now.

Does the passing of resolutions no one intends to enforce damage U.N. credibility?

Yes.

Does this damage to U.N. credibility make the world safer?

No.

How was pre-war Iraq "peaceful?"

No one said they were peaceful -- they just weren't the immediate threat the Bush Admin. said they were (after 9/11, before 9/11 the Bush Admin. was all for containment.).

How do you define "peace"?

Two joints and Rubber Soul.
Or four beers and The Ramones. loud.


Do the oligarchs who govern the countries of the Middle East benefit from rampant illiteracy?

Yes, that's why I say we need to corrupt them with Rolling Stone magazine, lingerie ads, Miller Lite, and the Clash.

What did Israel destroy in 1981 inside Iraq?

A nuclear reactor -- good idea too, apparently. Let's hope Iran takes Russia up on its offer regarding nuclear materials...

I'm sure you want to Give Peace a Chance from the questions you've asked.

Ray

1/25/2006 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Ray said:

"Religion, the root of all the world's problems :-)"

Correct. The religion of secular humanism espoused by Stalin, Mao, Hitler (Nietzsche apologist), Pol Pot, and company.

These men and their rejection of religious principles killed more people in the 20th century than all prior centuries combined.

Even Al Qaeda has nothing on these men.

1/25/2006 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Marvin Gaye said...

Arguing over what side of the mountain God came down on has pitted Christians versus Jews verses Muslims verses whoever...

Let's face it, we don't need religion. I know you agree.

1/25/2006 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Whitman said...

Marvin Gaye said...
"Arguing over what side of the mountain God came down on has pitted Christians versus Jews verses Muslims verses whoever...
Let's face it, we don't need religion. I know you agree."

And arguing over the politics has pitted Republicans against democrats, conservatives against liberals, etc...
Let's face it, we don't need political parties. I know you agree.

What a stupid comment. Really!

2/09/2006 11:19:00 PM  

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