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I have never heard anything that proved that Moore was a liar.
Remarkably, due to the undeniable corruption of the UN (which I am sure you admire) the aid was diverted from the Iraqi people, worsening their condition, and was used to further enrich Saddam and help him bypass the UN embargo.
Meanwhile, the United States and United Kingdom were spending billions to patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones, which were inceidentally imposed after Saddam used Weapons of Mass Destruction on his own people.
Our troops were shot at by Iraqis everyday. We repeatedly were forced to bomb Iraq under President Clinton.
Among these were the failure of Iraq to comply with the cease fire agreement and their association with international terror (remember that this cannot be denied because Saddam publicly acknowledged it).
George Washington even said that the grreatest ensurer of peace was a strong defense.
It is our credibility that has kept China from invading Tawain. Perhaps if we had not liberated Kuwait, that crediblity would be gone. It is our military presence combined with credibility that has kept the North out of South Korea. It is our crediblity that forced Libya to clean up its act. With the terrorists, because we had not been able to find an effective response, and Iraq we were losing crediblity.
Iraq had nothing to do with September 11, but they had plenty to do with Al Qaeda and international terrorism
The Bush Administration had ample evidence that Al Queda was planning to attack the US on US soil. The US knew about AL Queda for years and did nothing about them. At best it was a mixture of incompetence and arrogance. At worst, it was simply down to greed.
If I was a president and was told my country was under attack. I'd want to take control, find out more of what's going on. I would want to make sure that everything is being done that should be done. I wouldn't sit there like a scared little puppy and wait for someone to tell me what to do next. This is a non-issue anyway. It's more important to find out what Bush was doing before and after the attacks.
If I have proved anything in this post, it's that things are infinitely more complicated than Conservatives would like us to believe. The rest of the world isn't against the US. Just because people disagree with what the leaders of your country are doing, it doesn't mean that we hate everything American.