Polish Prez: We were "misled" about WMD

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by mactastic, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003

    Looks like the 'coalition of the willing' is cracking. Two major supporters, Spain and Poland, are voicing opposition to the war in Iraq. Gee, maybe international opinion of us is slipping.
  2. numediaman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2004
    Chicago (by way of SF)
    Its all about lies. No one would argue that Iraq is better off without Saddam -- but Bush didn't use this argument as his main reason for going to war. It was all about the threat, the weapons. How many times did we hear the line "he's used WMDs in the past"?

    So, Bush goes in, claims victory, but in the end, the U.S. loses. We lost because the credibility of the nation has been compromised. We lost because we can no longer count on our allies (because they can no longer count on us).

    The consequences are going to be enormous: the Arab countries might start using the Euro to price their oil, we can not influence their output the way we once did, the Europeans will continue to exclude U.S. firms in sensitive procurements, etc.

    A military victory has resulted in a political defeat.

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