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Submitted by Jay (United States), Apr 27, 2006 at 23:25

In short, Saddam gave everyone a million reasons to believe he had WMD.He gassed the Kurds and played hide and seek games But theres a bigger picture here too that deserves a note. Cowboys in Texas dont play games.

When the world trade center was knocked down, George Bush looked at a trend and saw it as a reality. What he rightly saw was Taliban Afghanastan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, ,Libya (at the time),and Arafat's kingdom and said you're all no good. With Arafat he said your diplomatic history. With Libya he said last time I warn you,and they listened. With Syria he gave them the Lebanon boot and currently Asads favorite pastime is counting how many days are left in Bush's administration. Bush has pushed back the Taliban while looking for Bin Laden and with Iraq he sent the biggest message of all...You guys knock down one of my buildings, I'll knock down one of your countries. Iraq was the one he chose for the big bang.

His post battle strategy leaves alot to be desired. And yes, the Saudis got a pass to Bush's discredit. As for Iran,they too have given us a million reasons to believe there up to no good.Stay tuned.If George W. speaks to his Dad he might find out that theres such a thing as hitting very hard and basically leaving. Not totally leaving,but basically leaving.


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