To build its case for war with Iraq, the Bush administration argued that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, but some officials now privately acknowledge the White House had another reason for war– a global show of American power and democracy. Former CIA Director James Woolsey said on Nightline this week that although he believed Saddam was a serious threat and had dangerous weapons, going to war to prove a point was wrong.
“I don’t think you should go to war to set examples or send messages,” Woolsey said.
Assholes. I cannot even express how betrayed, ashamed, and saddened I feel. This is why so many people, Iraqi and American, died? This is what our troops fought to support? This is what our Constitution stands for? This is why a museum with priceless artifacts was destroyed? An irreplacable library burned?