Thursday, August 25, 2005

The Zarqawi Scandal: RightwingClueless Replays Disingenuous Iraq War Justification

In the comments to this pathetic post, RightwingClueless suggests that the invaision and occupation of Iraq is justified by the presence of terrorists in Iraq before the war. Yes, there were terrorists in Iraq before the war. But this argument blew up in the face of war supporters once the facts were learned. In Northern Iraq, Abu Musab Zarqawi had a terrorist camp in the no-fly zone and outside of Saddam's control.

Scandalously, Bush refused three requests from the military to take Zarqawi and his bases out. Bush allowed Zarqawi and his band of thugs to escape so as to kill US troops and those Iraqis who side with us. For political purposes, Bush decided he needed Zarqawi's presence in Iraq more than he needed Zarqawi's death. Sadly its our troops and Iraqis supportive of our efforts who pay the price in blood.

Our presence is the fuel driving Zarqawi's attacks. Once we are gone, there can be little doubt that the Baathist Sunnis will turn on Zarqawi in a heartbeat.


  • MacSwain, I appreciate your views, and appreciate you comments on RWS's blog, but if you are going to dedicate your time and effort to keep a blog up, I don't think you should spend that effort refuting RWS's assertions the whole time.

    Set your own agenda. I can feed you a pile of stories to run which would never see the light of day on RWS's blog which are more interesting to most progressives than anything discussed over there.

    I really don't think the couple dozen of readers over there justify setting up a counter blog.

    Oh, and If you want help posting stoires, I can give you a hand. Let me know at jandrewmorrison(at)google(dot)com

    By Blogger J Andrew Morrison, at 12:28 PM  

  • attention george w bush

    if you'd only listen to macswain...

    By Anonymous webhub, at 2:01 PM  

  • Does RWS think we would be justified in invading England and Spain where there are terrorists?

    By Anonymous nathan, at 1:17 PM  

  • Gret point, Nathan.

    The justifications now being given can be used as an excuse for preemptive war anywhere. Scary and potentially destabilizing.

    By Blogger Macswain, at 10:48 PM  

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