Comments: Why are we at war?

First, in case you're wondering about the actual source of the Administration's confidence about Iraq's possession of WMD, check out this pdf: US Arms Sales and Military Interventions

At the beginning of the year I heard a rather ironic joke:

Reporter: Mr. Rumsfeld, how can you know so accurately who many weapons Iraq has?

Rumsfeld: We kept the receipts.

Posted by P6 at September 12, 2003 10:28 AM

yep. The single biggest area that we can affect world peace is by simply stopping the supply of weapons from this country. We sell the arms to these idiots and then we have to spend even more money to clean up after the predictable outcome.

Posted by JohnC at September 12, 2003 10:50 AM

NOTE: I replied first to the wrong article. My apologies.

Since you cited the Stockholm International Peace Institute..... who now, armed Iraq???

Posted by Jason at September 14, 2003 01:38 AM

Oh, I forgot to answer your question.

Dear Anne, you ask 'Why are we at war?'

The answer is terrorism.

This begs the question, is the war on terror working? Well I think so, but then again who cares what I think. Let's ask a skeptical audience. An audience that is about as anti-American as one could possibly imagine.

That would be the audience of Al-Jazeera. They ran a poll asking 'Is the world safer since the War on Terror was launched?'

There were 23,022 votes.

73% said Yes.
10% said No.
18% said Unsure.

Look quick because Al-Jazeera did not like those results and have started running a 'new' one as of 1:00am PST - 9/14/2003 with wording of the question slightly changed:

I read Al-Jazeera regularly and they do this from time to time.

Speaking of Al-Jazeera, it's kind of funny how the Left here in the U.S. are so in sync with outfits like Al-Jazeera. I guess what they say is true, that lefties are indeed traitors to their own land.

Posted by Jason at September 14, 2003 02:09 AM

As of 2:37am PST - 9/14/2003, the turkeys at Al-Jazeera deleted the original poll.

Knowing that Al-Jazeera pulls stunts like this, I took liberty of taking a web snapshot of it with IE, in MHT format:

(The above is only viewable in IE. NS or Opera won't display it)

Since no one knows me and, hence, may not trust downloading a file, I also made a screenshot of the poll page, too:

The original poll is the 2nd poll graph that closed with 23,022 votes.

Posted by Jason at September 14, 2003 03:42 AM