What am I missing?
A point I would like to make about my understanding of what took place.
Saddam Hussein invaded a country. The members of NATO got together and engaged Iraq.
Armies faced each other on a battlefield.
Saddam requested a cease fire.
An agreement was drafted that Saddam had to follow or the coalition would continue into Baghdad and remove him from power.
He violated the cease fire agreement and was warned several times that if he didn’t capitulate his government would be terminated.
He continued his refusal to cooperate and that’s when Bush went to congress with all that stuff about how life would be better without Hussein and mostly all the members of congress said OK.
The army went back into Iraq and we removed Saddam from power. Once Saddam’s government was out of power the United Stated and a few other countries tried to help Iraq install a working government and try to provide security to the population. At this point is where it all fell apart.
Some say Bush manufactured intelligence that showed Iraq to be in possession of wmds and was providing safe haven to Al qaeda.
Some say the President, like the leaders of other nations, was misled by faulty intelligence.
Some say Saddam moved the wmds to Syria or Iran.
Some people want to let the middle east deal with Iraq and to have a complete withdrawal.
Some people say that if we leave Iraq that genocide is going to take place and terrorist will have a base from which to launch further attacks on America and European countries.
What no one seems to be saying is how to fix the problem.
OK we know its messed up and we can have congressional hearings until hell freezes over, but someone or some country or a group of countries need to get together and fix it so the right thing is done, regardless of the politics.
We are talking about the lives of people that are in harms way and need protection. Men who just want to work and feed their families. Mothers and fathers trying to protect their children. They are surrounded by people with guns and explosives that kill men, women and children without any remorse.
How can anyone of conscience live with that?