Doing the Right Thing
The facts are clear and undeniable.
The fact is, Saddam murdered his way to the "Presidency".
The fact is that Saddam Hussein, "President" of Iraq, was a threat to the United States as well as security in the Middle East.
The fact is, Saddam and his regime harbored terrorists.
The fact is, Saddam supported Palestinians terrorists with cash contributions to their families.
The fact is, Saddam had the means to produce, weaponize and deliver biological and chemical weapons.
The fact is, Saddam gave every indication that he intended to use chemical, biological and nuclear weapons against those he considered his enemies.
The fact is, Saddam used chemical weapons against Iranian soldiers (5,000 killed) and against his own people.
The fact is, in the late 1980's Saddam brutally murdered 50,000 - 100,000 Iraqi Kurds.
The fact is, in 1990, Saddam invaded, occupied and plundered Kuwait, killing more than 1,000 people.
The fact is, in 1991 Saddam murdered 30,000 - 60,000 Iraqi citizens to quell an uprising.
The fact is, Saddam repeatedly refused to allow human rights inspectors into his country.
The fact is, Saddam repeatedly refused to allow nuclear and other weapons inspectors into his country.
The fact is, Saddam blatantly and flagrantly violated UN sanctions and resolutions for more than 12 years.
The list goes on and on. What I have provided here is more than sufficient to justify to forceful overthrow of such a corrupt and barbaric regime. This is a regime that was a threat to the peace, safety and security of the entire world.
Based on Iraq's pasty actions, Saddam's own words, and the evidence on hand at the time the US was right to invade over WMDs. The fact that none were found does nothing to prove otherwise.
Yes, the intelligence was wrong. So what. Removing Saddam was still necessary and right. Regime change in Iraq has been the policy of the US through several Presidents. It is Leftist fantasy and sophistry to say that WMD was the sole reason for the overthrow or that because there was no WMD our actions were wrong.
The US would have been justified in its invasion for a number of other reasons. It was the humanitarian thing to do. The Iraqi people deserve to choose their own government. They deserve self-determination. Thank God the United States and our allies had the means and the will to deliver it to them.