I am against the REASONING behind this war.
I am not for President Bush.
And, I am anything but a "peace loving hippie". My tastes run more towards Athena as opposed to Irene and I think that wars should be fought the old fashioned way ... with sticks, clubs, swords and shields. Peace has its place but so does violence. Man is still an animal when it comes down to it. There is and was, no way a man like Saddam Hussein would have been removed from power without violence. He is a violent man and unfortunately, violence inevitably begets violence. My problem is this:
Please Mr. President, don't pretend we are doing this for purely humanitarian reasons. And please don't tell me we are doing this because Saddam is a direct threat to my baseball and apple pie because if you truly believed this, why did you not mention this in your campaign? Why did you not say: "And one of the first things I am going to do as president is free the people of Iraq." Were you scared that by saying "I want to go to war for humanitarian reasons", you'd lose votes? If it seemed so out of line then why does it seem okay now?
Saddam has been large and in charge since when your Father was president so please don’t give me that he is any more of a threat after 9/11 than he was before it. And more importantly Mr. President, if you are going to play the humanitarian angle, why are we not getting involved in more military action in Africa, home to many more petty dictators and tyrants who regularly abuse and terrorize their own countrymen? Is it because we don't have the resources - or is it because they don't have resources useful to the United States and are not strategically important? Are we policing the world? Are we not? If we are policing the world, why go to the UN in the first place? There is no middle ground here anymore.
I have no problem with war. Sometimes it's what must be done. I do have a problem with dishonesty. I don't think Bush is being 100% honest and I can't in good conscience want our men and women being sent halfway across the world to fight for a half truth.