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Brent Scowcroft is Right

Reader comment on item: Brent Scowcroft is Wrong: We Must Attack Saddam

Submitted by M. Nicolas Firzli (France), Aug 24, 2002 at 08:50

Brent Scowcroft is rightly concerned about the shaky justifiability of an invasion of Iraq: there is no evidence that Iraq represents a threat to the United States or anybody else.

Frankly, I wonder why George W. Bush focuses most of his time and energy on Iraq, a humble Middle-Eastern country smaller than Minnesota, at a time when the US economy is crumbling and its national security is tattered.

According to official FBI figures, Sept. 11 terrorists came from several Middle Eastern and North African countries ­ all of which are "allies of America", to use the words of Gulf War veteran Dick Cheney. But there wasn't a single Iraqi citizen among the World Trade Center kamikaze zealots.

Iraq's only fault is its firm support for the Palestinian cause; this is the real reason rightwing US and Israeli pundits want to bomb Baghdad. These neoconservative thinkers usually accuse Europeans of supporting Saddam's regime; they clearly dislike the EU, an institution they often describe as "wobbly, unwilling to participate actively in the war against terror".


M. Nicolas Firzli, Chairman,
Canadian European Economic Council
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