Invasion of Iraq: Questions

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    Open question to anyone with answers:

    Why did the US (and Co.) invade Iraq?

    Legal reasons (with sources)?
     
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    weapons of mass destruction blah blah blah gassed his own people blah blah blah seventeen UN resolutions blah blah blah alqaeda blah blah blah 9/11 blah blah blah mushroom clouds over american cities blah blah blah weapons of mass destruction blah blah blah gassed his own people blah blah blah seventeen UN resolutions blah blah blah alqaeda blah blah blah 9/11 blah blah blah mushroom clouds over american cities blah blah blah weapons of mass destruction blah blah blah gassed his own people blah blah blah seventeen UN resolutions blah blah blah alqaeda blah blah blah 9/11 blah blah blah mushroom clouds over american cities blah blah blah weapons of mass destruction blah blah blah gassed his own people blah blah blah seventeen UN resolutions blah blah blah alqaeda blah blah blah 9/11 blah blah blah mushroom clouds over american cities blah blah blah

    I think that's about it.
     
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    I condensed your post slightly.

    I think you are saying invasion was to enforce UN resolutions?
    Which ones, what did they state?
     
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    the invasion was because the grand plan for a multicultural jeffersonian democracy springing from the banks of the Euphrates that would be America's great ally needed to be jump started by an American invasion...it was the Project for a New AMERICAN Century, after all.... and the attacks of 9/11 fortuitously provided the neocons with just the motivational event that they could use to galvanize American society behind just such an invasion.

    The Use of Force Resolution had every possible rationale this side of the kitchen sink tossed in there for political cover, but the invasion was sold to the American people because Saddam was responsible for 9/11 and he had stockpiles of nasty weapons of mass destruction that he was going to use on us ANY MINUTE!!!!!

    Americans were herded into the fold with a combination of fear and revenge...

    Most Americans have figured that out by now - and if they don't forget that again between now and November of '08, they will take the keys away from this corrupt inept party of evil bumblers.
     
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    Check out the UN site.
     
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    and I think the world of my Israeli friends, but DAMN, have you counted up the number of UN Security Council Resolutions that Israel is in violation of?

    Funny that no one in America has used THAT as a justification to invade, conquer and occupy the Holy Lands.
     
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    You honestly wish to equate them?
     
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    equate Israelis and saddam? of course not...but if violating UN resolutions was the rationale... so be it.
     
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    This is the closest thing I could find:

    "...a further material breach of Iraq's obligations, and that such breach authorizes member states to use all necessary means to restore international peace and security in the area."

    ANyone have better UN links?

    Still can't find anything about regime change, rewriting laws, etc. It seems mostly a mandate to enforce the inspections.
     
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    I believe that the real reason we committed had zero to do with "the paper".

    The documents - in a hundred different forms, levels and languages - were just legalese for an abomination. The name for that abomination is GREED.

    Little George got told by Big George’s cronies that their was an immense hog to be cut in the Middle East and the Saudi Royal Family owed their very existence and continued opulence to Bush41 in payment thereof.

    They browbeat the poor little man into believing he was doing it to take vengeance on ‘a very Bad Man’ that, after all - tried to have his Dad killed.

    I’m sure that this elite group of investors told GWB that ‘trickle down economics’ would eventually come into play, after he left office, and that his library would end up being a grand institution and legacy - for a truly minor human being and leader.

    None of them had any idea (that they were letting on, anyway) that the Arab/Muslim folk were quite as tenacious and resourceful as they’ve turned out to be, but in as much as they’re ‘The House’ (and if you’ve been to Vegas you know that the house never really loses) it doesn't really matter.

    Had George Jr. had someone read ‘The Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ he’d have understood what T.E. Lawrence meant and over 3,000 of our families would be a lot happier at this date.

    And all the documents that were created to facilitate this brilliant folly? You can use them all when you’re out of Charmin.
     
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