Ok, so thereâ€™s this guy in the United States by the name of Don Kerry whoâ€™s going to be erected as the President of Pepsi Presents the United States of America because the other guy whose last name is the pun of Whoopi Goldbergâ€™s jokes took the country into a war that everybody thinks is sticky and icky and should have never happened in the first place.
Ok, now that I have my goofy cynicism out of the way, I would like a pose a question to my readers. Why has the whole point of the war been the possibility of â€śWeapons of Mass Destructionâ€ť that Saddam might have had. But for those suspicious about George W. Bushâ€™s motives and intelligence, tell me where are all the weapons that the Americans gave the Iraqis during their conflict with the Iranians during the 80s. Chemical and biological weapons can not simply be put to the curb on trash day and picked up for collection. Now, before the angry e-mails come in, Iâ€™m not saying that Iraq could not have been able to get rid of their forbidden weapons in the years since the end of the Kuwaiti conflict, but considering Saddam Husseinâ€™s vehement determination to keep the U.N. weapons inspectors out of the country, I am very suspicious. I donâ€™t know and I donâ€™t think that Hussein attempted to continue or try to improve his weapons arsenal, but I do think he was trying to hide a private collection of weapons to devastate one or a couple of his neighbours.
True, the Americans have picked apart the country looking for these fabled WMDs but have failed to unearth any. Funny, the problem might be the earth under the feet of the soldiers. Itâ€™s very possible for Hussein and his army to hide the WMDs in the desert. If you think thatâ€™s impossible, maybe the fact that the Americans finding 30-40 fighting jets in the desert makes the idea that they havenâ€™t searched under every grain of sand not so crazy.
Thereâ€™s also the notion that if Hussein and his army actually had these weapons, that they would have used them to prevent the invading Americans to take over the country. However, if they had the weapons, not using them has turned into a brilliant strategy. The anti-war movement gained support, not only from foreign countries that were leaning on the fence on which side to be on in this issue, but from a majority of the population inside the U.S.A. Theyâ€™ve received this support because the Americans have not found any weapons and it seems to many that this was a vendetta that George W. Bush had against Saddam Hussein and that he need to brush his teeth in Iraqâ€™s sweet oil. Had Hussein used the WMDs, Bush could have said â€śHa ha, you see? I was right! Evil-doer!â€ť. If Iraq had used WMDs, even the Germans and the French would have had to agree with the position that the Americans took about the pre-emptive strike on Iraq. Right now as it stand, the country is in despair. Insurgents are blowing up anything that can be blowed up. Security is non-existent in the country. Electricity and clean water is not available to the majority of the population in the country. There is no clear signal that Saddam Hussein will actually be found guilty for his crimes. Considering that there seems to be a total lack of security in the country and that insurgents seem to be able to take out targets at will, I would put money on the fact that either someone helps Hussein escape or the current government is overthrown and Hussein is freed.