Skip to comments.Iraq is a Regional Threat, capable of as much as 200 tons of VX nerve agent (1999 Clinton report)
Posted on 12/06/2002 2:49:18 AM PST by chance33_98
Iraq is a Regional Threat
Iraq under Saddam Hussein remains dangerous, unreconstructed, and defiant. It has not disarmed. It has never apologized or expressed regret for the invasion of Kuwait. It continues to repress its people.
This is a dangerous regime that threatens its neighbors, has a long history of aggression, has ambitions to dominate the Gulf by force, and retains the capability to do so.
History of Aggression
Far from apologizing for its invasion of Kuwait, Iraq continues to assert that its actions were justified.
Not only does Baghdad consider its invasion of Kuwait "honorable," but Saddam Hussein has gone so far as to call for the overthrow of fellow Arab leaders and to attempt to murder the Emir of Kuwait and former president George Bush.
Saddam retains the capability to inflict significant damage upon Iraq's neighbors and its own civilian population.
Without sanctions, Saddam would be free to use his resources to rearm and make good on his threats against Kuwait and the region.
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Grow up and get out of your fantasy worlds filled with conspiracy theories on everything. You want to play politics, fine it is the american way - but don't let it get in the way of keeping us safe.
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