Consistent on Iraq

As I continue to consider what presidential hopeful I will support, the one thing I really like about Obama is he had a consistent anti-Iraq war position from the start.

For fun, I dug up my oldest blog post on Iraq. Here is the content of my blog post from 2/13/2002, over five years ago. A year before we invaded Iraq.


Iraq Next?
Alex Valentine
2/13/2002
http://slashdot.org/~asv108/journal/4976

According to this article, Secretary of State Colin Powell is going to lobby several nations for their support of a campaign in Iraq? The article says that President Bush has made up his mind that it’s the right thing to do. Not that I’m pro-Iraq or anything, I thought we should have finished them off back in 1991, but what terrorist act against US citizens did Iraq sponsor? I can’t think of one, and the main problem with this whole “War on Terrorism” is the fact that it’s going to lead to MORE TERRORISM.

The United States military presence in Saudi Arabia is what incited Osama Bin Laden in the first place. The Afghanistan campaign was just and necessary since it was a terrorist safe haven but any additional actions are going to lead to major backlash against the United States. Bush made a HUGE mistake by including Iran and North Korea in the “Axis of Evil.” Now, the political climate in Iran will be favorable for the extremists we saw in the 80’s and early 90’s. Now a country that was slowly moving towards openness and democracy is reverting back to its former political climate. Great Job G.W!