I have never been so disgusted with the United States.
Not the American people. Not the laws and principles of the United States of America. Just the leaders, the individuals who are charged with the responsibility of guiding their nation in a responsible and intelligent manner, and who (with the possible exception of Colin Powell) are absolutely failing to do so.
What right does the United States have to force the leader of another country to resign? UN Resolutions 678 and 687? That's crap. Those resolutions are intended to stop Iraq from becoming a military threat to other nations. They come into effect if there's proof that Iraq is hiding weapons of mass destruction, and is a demonstratable threat to other nations. They do not give America the right to threaten other countries and give arbitrary orders. And the United States has failed to make the case that Iraq has suddenly become a serious threat. The weapons inspectors haven't found a smoking gun. Iraq is a corrupt, evil place, yes - but so is North Korea. Hell, Russia is ten times more likely to give WMDs to terrorists. Are the marines heading there next?
It's a huge, steaming pile of crap, and it pisses me off! Why has George W. Bush put us all in this position? When the war begins (and it will begin), I don't want the US to lose. I don't want people to die. But I fear for what happens next when they win.
This Bush Doctrine of preemptive war is wrong. It's more dangerous than a thousand Osama Bin Ladens, and it will put the United States on an extemely dangerous path if they keep on in this way. Iraq may fall, but what about North Korea? Syria? Iran? Libya? Cuba? Saudi Arabia? Pakistan? China? Russia? Three quarters of Africa? When would the preemptive wars end? How can the rest of us support a country that acts in such an increasingly aggressive manner?
Damn it, I don't want to see the United States fall under the weight of its own stupidity! Can't they see what happens when countries begin to build empires? No one can take on the world alone.
So have your war if you must, Mr. President. I hope you win it quickly, with a minimum of death and destruction. But let it end there. No more stupidity!