Pete on War on Iraq
malias40 at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 8 03:49:57 CDT 2004
Marcus Surrealius wrote:
"Maybe he means the war on terror, not the invasion of
Iraq. Pete's far too intelligent to buy into the
initially flimsy and since proven utterly false
reasoning for invading Iraq."
Nope. Don't think so. Can't speak for the folks on your side of the
Atlantic, but for many of us here, when the debate was raging *before* the
invasion of Iraq, many of us (including me, to my utter shame) weighed up
the pros and cons, and thought there was *possibly* some justification for
taking this action.
David Aaronovitch (then a feature writer with "The Independent" newspaper,
now with the (slightly left-leaning) "Guardian" was one such, for example.
My own position was that I didn't want war: it *always* means that innocent
(and involved) women and children get killed, maimed, hurt, traumatised,
displaced - you name it, shit happens to them.
But - I didn't want Saddam Hussein's regime to continue either - for the
very same reasons. I was (for a time) seduced by the WMD argument. A lot of
people were - but many are now revising their own histories, claiming to
have consistently opposed the war.
Pete - characteristically - isn't. Daft he may be, with a wonky persepective
at times - but give him credit for his sincerity. I do.
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