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Submitted by Nick Wiesenfeld (United States), Oct 7, 2003 at 13:23

For a long while I have felt that the issue of WMD was vapor. To me it was a something that one could hold on to, to justify our invasion. Being able to convince a populace that a tyrant must be destroyed cannot be done without something concrete. I guess the scare of WMD was the closest we could come.

Without getting into a wordy discourse, I find that I am still looking for a justification to wipe out Sadaam Hussein. Is (was?) he more dangerous than the other tyrants that are loose? To me the attack was very late in coming, but I am lost in not knowing the real reasons.

Since I have your ear, please explain why our country has done nothing to remove our reliance on middle east oil. Perhaps it has and we are only waiting for the final steps in the technological conversion. I am reminded of the day when Pepsi and Coke both came out (on the shelves) with the sacharine substitute. It was the very day after sacharine was banned. I don't recall any mention of the strange coincidence.

I fear that our democracy is governing a body of self indulgent idiots.

Back to the title of this reply. Please direct me to intelligent discourses.

Thank you,

Nachum "Nick" Wiesenfeld
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