This is a comment that I put up at Sam Taylor’s blog. I’ve included it here so that you can use the clickable links to find the online documents that I referred to.
On the surface the IVAW seems like an OK group to have around. I mean, who isn’t against war. I don’t run across people who actually want war, so the AW in IVAW seems a no brainer. Where the problem comes is when they team up with groups who are really about tearing down capitalism and individual freedom, who see the unpopularity of war as a convenient means to their end.
As for Poindexter & Steve’s comments I would suggest that “Bush Lied” and “Iraq war is illegal” are some of the biggest urban myths to ever have been loosed on the world. If this were anything more than a myth, then the Democrats would have ousted this administration in a heartbeat, but as it is they really can’t prosecute based on a myth.
There are 3 documents regarding our nations actions that I think every one should read at least once. Authorization for Military Action Against Iraq Resolution, a document regarding IRAQI BREACH OF INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS, and Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq. I know this is Sam’s blog, but here is the link to a post that has clickable links to these documents.
- Joint Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq
- Public Law 105-235, 105th Congress – Joint Resolution
- Public Law 102-1. Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution
- My original post that contained these links.
Additional links added following Evan’s comment:
- Bush’s War
- Iraq Liberation Act of 1998
- Fox News Report: Hundreds of WMDs Found in Iraq
I’ve now spent my breakfast and my lunch at a keyboard for a post that really never was a post, so that’s it for this non-post.