#Syria (Video) Why we went to war in Iraq

Posted by: Phineas on September 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

While the world waits to see if Obama will get his war …no…  warning shot across the bow …er… targeted, limited attack …umm… Wait! I got it!… “unbelievably small, limited kind of effort,” or if Vladimir Putin (!!) will save him from being mocked, comparisons inevitably come up to our invasion and liberation of Iraq from another bloodthirsty Baathist dictator, Saddam Hussein. “If we were willing to go to war over WMDs then (1),” proponents of striking Syria might ask, “why not now?”

Because the two don’t compare at all, as you’ll see in this Praeger University video hosted by historian Andrew Roberts:

There were a lot of reasons, strategic and moral, justifying war against Saddam Hussein. And while there are some good arguments for intervening militarily in Syria (2), there are many more convincing ones for finding another way.

via Jared Sichel

Footnotes:
(1) And before someone thrusts a fist in the air and starts shouting “Bush lied! People died!” over Iraqi WMDs, please do us all a favor and read the final report of the Iraq Survey Group.
(2) None of them involving President Obama’s self-esteem and credibility, or sending messages to Tehran. The Iranians have already received that message, loud and clear.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    In addition to the reasons given by Mr. Roberts, we went to war in Iraq also because Saddam had sent a hit squad to the US to assassinate President George H. W. Bush. Reasons, mind you. Not excuses such as are being used as justification for attacking Syria.

    The two main cogs of liberal do-gooders are “public safety” and “for the children”. We are getting a dose of both as excuses to attack Syria. They are supposedly a threat to our national security and 400 of the 1,400 killed by chemical weapons were children.

    The idea of Assad attacking the US is the equivalent of a gnat crawling up an elephant’s leg with rape on its mind.