Posted by Peter on February 28, 2003 at 15:33:53:
In Reply to: Re: War with IRAQ posted by RM on February 25, 2003 at 20:13:25:
Will toppling Saddam Hussain by military force reduce the likelihood of extremist terrorist attacks such as chemical warfare in western cities?
(after all the materials can be carried in a coat pocket.
No heavy ordnance was needed for Sep 11! - One of the victim's mother is active in the anti-war campaign.)
Does the Bush/Blair alliance care what the UN/world thinks wrt military action?
Which country (of the "axis of evil")will follow Iraq?
Would Iraq be a problem if it didn't have oil wells?
What percentage of the US electorate voted Bush in?
What percentage of the UK electorate support military action at this point (ie without UN authorisation)?
How valid is UN mandate when votes are being "bought"?
Yes - He's an unpleasant potentially dangerous individual but history has shown martyrs to a cause can provoke a greater following.
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