I was on active duty during the first Gulf war, and in the 12 years since then the Iraqis and Saddam Hussein have thumbed their noses at the U.S., the U.N., and the rest of the world while their regime of terror continued with business as usual. I support President Bush, our troops abroad and at home, and all who are enlightened enough to realize the only way to achieve peace in Iraq is to remove Saddam Hussein and his regime from power using whatever force is necessary to get the job done.
I do regret that removing Saddam from power will most likely cause civilian casualties among the Iraqi people, and I certainly would not wish for that to happen here in the United States. However, our sons, daughters, brothers, husbands, wives, fathers and mothers are in the way of harm also, and had Saddam Hussein and his regime simply disarmed as ordered and agreed to by the cease fire at the end of the Gulf War in 1991, none of this would be happening now. I also hold the United Nations and President Clinton accountable for not enforcing the requirements of disarmament. I guess Mr. Clinton was too busy chasing down interns and avoiding Whitewater to give any thought to his job. What is the United Nations' excuse?