Ok, Trolls and liberal lurkers. I have kept my promise. Here is; the long-awaited list of my defense of the war on terror. Even from this list there is a lot left out. Writing a simple article turned out to be harder than I thought: there was so much information out there on why Saddam should have been removed from power an article on the subject was fast turning into a book on the subject -- and there are lots of those already out there. Anyway, I don’t want to take time re-hashing this. The information is out there
for anyone who is looking for the answers.Reasons for the conservative to be glad Saddam is gone.
Saddam’s rush to acquire weapons of mass destruction were not the only
reason Saddam was removed from power: they were the icing on the cake. Saddam Hussein was a vicious and war-like leader who attacked his neighbors with the intent on destruction and oppression. His unprovoked invasion of Kuwait and threat to Saudi Arabia sparked the Gulf War. His thirst for power, his brutality, and the know WMD cache he had, his connections with terrorists, along with his past history of using WMDs, and his growing political and physical aggression toward the United States, and the west in general, made him a threat to the world – one that had to be dealt with.Saddam DID have weapons of mass destruction and he has a history of using them.
He used them on Iran during its war, and on the Kurds.
Saddam supported and gave safe harbor to know terrorists. Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestine Liberation Front
and, among other terrorist acts, was the man most responsible for the death of a wheelchair bound American Jew named Leon Klinghoffer. Klinghoffer was shot in the head and his body dumped overboard during the Achille Lauro high jacking in 1985. Abbas was captured in April of 2003 by coalition forces as he was trying to flee Baghdad where he had been a guest of Saddam since being expelled from Tunisia, and was leading the re-constituted PLF. And don’t forget Abu Nidal
, reguarded as “the worlds most ruthless terrorist. “Abu Nidal died of between one and four gunshot wounds in Baghdad in August 2002, believed by Palestinian sources to have been killed on the orders of Saddam Hussein,  but said by the Iraqi government to have committed suicide.  The Guardian wrote on the news of his death: "He was the patriot turned psychopath. He served only ... the warped personal drives that pushed him into hideous crime. He was the ultimate mercenary." ”
[sic]Throw into the mix his suspected terrorist training grounds at Salmon Pak,
ALL of the reasons outlined by Colin Powell at the run-up to the war, satellite surveillance photos of truck convoys
leaving Iraq just before the war began (including rumors of Russian special forces involvement,)
and that members of Saddam’s high-ranking underlings met with high-ranking underlings of Osama’s group
, and you have Plenty of reason to want him out of power in our national interest.
There has been no evidence found within the borders of Iraq to suggest that he destroyed any of his stash of VX nerve gas, mustard gas, anthrax, or any of the other chemical agents. No one can take you to the spot they destroyed it (and the Iraqis secret police, were known as meticulous record keepers.)
Saddam DID in fact send representatives to Niger to try and secure yellow-cake uranium,
material which is used in the building of nuclear weapons. It was the investigation of this by Joe Wilson, former Ambassador to Zanadu that turned out to be a wild vacation – I mean goose chase.
Primary to the case against Saddam was the continual games that Saddam played with U.N. weapons inspectors. Most serious was his expelling of weapons inspectors, in direct violation of multiple UN resolutions. In spite of the continual breaking of its resolutions the UN was unwilling to enforce its own resolutions with force. (Indeed a probable cause for UN slothfulness was the payouts to various international leaders in the Oil for Food scam – one of the largest scams in history. This necessitated the unilateral action by the US and it’s allies to prevent Saddam from stalling further while he worked to further develop WMDs.)
While Saddam was in power he was continually in violation of the terms of his surrender at the end of Gulf War I. His regime continually fired on allied planes that were patrolling the border of Northern Iraq to protect the Kurds, launching anti-aircraft missiles and the occasional fighter jet, and bringing troops near the Kurdish border.
When pressured to produce documents detailing the status of his MWD program Saddam pulled the lapdog U.N.s’ chain by releasing a voluminous stack of pages that amounted to little more than recycled lies, as most of the pages were information that he had already released to weapons inspectors and were either known, worthless or debunked.
Saddam actively sought the assassination of a United States President, President George H. W. Bush.Reasons for the liberals to get with the program.
Saddam murdered thousands of his own people burying their bodies in mass graves throughout Iraq. Political prisoners were tortured and killed in the most horrible of ways.
His idea of interrogation was to make a male prisoner watch while his wife, daughter, or some other female relative was raped in front of him. People who were suspected of betraying Saddam were killed or maimed. One physician recounted stories of having to remove an ear of multiple people Saddam suspected of disloyalty.
His sons ran rampant, violating the civil rights of dozens of people. Killing people who got in the way of what they want, and taking pleasure in the murder and torture of anyone who opposed them. Any woman they ran across and took a fancy to, were fair game be they married, engaged or single.He destroyed the environment, draining the marshes
“to put down a Shiite uprising” thereby almost robbing Iraq of a rich environment heritage: “Saddam diverted waterways and burned down the reedbeds, reducing the 9,000 square kilometers (3,500 square miles) of permanent wetlands in the 1970s to just 760 square kilometers (300 square miles) when the regime was toppled in 2003.” The marsh Arabs living there were nearly wiped out of existence.In Hussein’s nighttime attack on the Kurds using mustard gas he made no discrimination between women and children, with hundreds dying a horrible death
. The only one worse off were the ones who survived now blind,
and having multiple serious health conditions, stillborns, birth defects, and the like. Remember your mantra; it’s all about the children.