(Original post by Lord Hysteria)
Again, like I said earlier in this thread (and I am beginning to think I am repeating myself) he believed there was a threat since he may have had WMDs.
No matter how many times you repeat yourself, the argument itself is preposterous. In this day and age, we don't go around 'fixing' countries without the approval of other countries.
The UN said no as did the EU.
Saddam had made claims of having WMDs and we believed him. If even if we were to invade N. Korea that would start a war with China and thus WWIII. Unlike North Korea, Iraq had no borders with anyone we 'were scared of', so we could do something without risking starting a massive war. In any case, this is about Invasion of Iraq and not 'why not invade everyone else'.
How would it start a war with China? China now, and this is the difference between now and the Korean War, rely on the US economy to keep theirs alive, to think that they'd defend North Korea, a country with less influence than Zimbabwe is again, and like most your theories, preposterous.
You said "haven't you yet taken the hint from the Middle East, we're not welcome" implying we shouldn't have gone .. because of that
Not solely because of that, there are other issues. Let's start with the blatantly obvious one, the fact that Saddam had no WMDs. Apart from the Australia, Denmark, Poland and the US, the rest of the world opposed the war, our neighbours and, arguably, our future for instance.
Like I said, we removed a dictator because we believed had WMDs. I think that was the right option under the circumstances, and I would have done the same. I would have risked being hated, than ignoring the intelligence information and waiting and giving Saddam time to attack.
In this day and age, don't theories need to be backed up by evidence, albeit, hard evidence if we're talking about war?
The extremists needed to find a 'hub' and Iraq provided cover. That is the main reason why the fatalities are so high.
I do believe that that is a negative secondary effect of the invasion of Iraq. We went in to get Saddam and put him on trial in his own country. We would have left much sooner, had the extremists not seized the chance.
Which extremists are you talking about?
If you're referring to me saying that you're babbling, then that's exactly what you're doing with comments like "pick up your gun and kill" etc .... seriously, what do you expect me to say to such juvenile comments?
You said the fundamental difference between us is that you feel you have a duty.
Then by all means, feel free to pick up your rifle and fight for this liberation you so strongly believe in, the fact is that you won't, but somebody else's son can go in there and come back disabled for life.