Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Rudy the Monger

Not only did Rudy Giuliani say that, even with everything we know now, it was still a good idea to invade Iraq, but also that he wants to re-tool the American military to become a nation-building force.

Let those thoughts sink in a moment.

With everything we know today, Rudy would still conduct a war of aggression against Iraq.

And what do we know today?

We know that there was no connection between Saddam and 9-11.

We know that Iraq's army was a paper tiger and that his pretense of weaponry was his last line of defense against neighbors none-too happy to have him on the block.

We know that there were no storehouses of chemical or biological weapons.

We know that the mobile weapons factories were a lie.

We know that Saddam was about 1,000 years from nuclear weaponry.

We know that nearly 3500 American kids are dead, tens of thousands grievously wounded, hundreds of thousands innocent Iraq civilians dead, millions of Iraqis are refugees, and one million of Iraq's brightest, most successful citizens have fled the country.

We know that the invasion ignited the sectarian violence and civil war just busting to get loosed.

We know that American influence and reputation has taken a serious blow that could take generations to heal.

We know that we have served up the recruiting posters for every two-bit terrorist cell in every oppressed and disadvantaged area in the world.

We know that we are less safe today than when this madness began.

Yet, Rudy thinks it was all a swell idea.

And I haven't even had the stomach to address the nation-building part of Rudy's absurd world view.

(Image Credit: Blue Tide Rising)

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