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9/11/2001 and Iraq are not linked in any way - Journal of Omnifarious

Sep. 12th, 2004

07:04 am - 9/11/2001 and Iraq are not linked in any way

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I posted this as a reply to someone who posted a link to this 9/11 tribute site.

I almost linked to this with the comment that I liked it, except for the fact that they left "George Bush" out of the list of false Laaders, Nationalists and Prophets. Then I read further...

I resent any attempt to link the events of 9/11 to Iraq or Saddam Hussein. No such link existed. One exists now because our invasion of Iraq created so much emnity among its people that the leaders of the loose organization that attacked us now have a foothold in the minds and hearts of the Iraqi people. The link was created by the actions of one George W. Bush. He has greatly widened our circle of enemies, not diminished it.

If our role in Iraq was to bring to justice the terrorist organization that attacked us on September 11, 2001, it is a miserable failure, since that organization had no hold on or role in Iraq before we invaded.

If our role in Iraq is to bring down a tyrant, then why aren't we making plans to invade Burma, China, or North Korea? They all also have tyrants who routinely kill and/or torture large numbers of their own people. The leaders of those nations are every bit as bad as (or even worse than) Saddam Hussein, and two of those nations (unlike Iraq) possess weapons of mass destruction actually capable of reaching United States cities.

I can only conclude that Iraq is Bush's own private jihad (perhaps even in the literal sense), and has nothing to do with the mandate he was given by us in the days and weeks following September 11th. Use of our military for this is a criminal abuse of power, and a waste of human lives, both Iraqi lives, and the lives of United States soldiers and citizens. I actually consider it outright treasonous.

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Date:September 12th, 2004 09:39 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this. I quite agree. And liked the visuals on the tribute site. (I mean--I liked the progression/how they were arranged--obviously not what they represented).
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Date:September 12th, 2004 09:42 am (UTC)
I should clarify. I liked the progression of the first three rows of pictures, and the fact that they pulled me into remembering and then moved me on to reflecting.
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