IRAQ—WE WARNED YOU
After 9/11, President Bush had many options in Afghanistan and chose the worst option out of all of his choices. The Jewish Task Force (JTF) was screaming from our little TV studio that Neutron Bombs should be employed in the hills of Tora Bora. The radiation would have sealed Bin Laden’s fate, but instead he fled over the border to Pakistan, due to our weak response, which ended up killing and maiming many American soldiers.
While the police action was going on in Afghanistan, the president looked around for other problem areas to strike out at. Iraq seemed like a possible choice thinking people would see that having Iraq and Afghanistan under our military control, would have the crazies in Iran surrounded. That wasn’t the reason at all. President Bush saw Iraq as a safe haven for terrorists and while true, they were not Al qaeda terrorists. Using the excuse that Saddam Hussein had WMD and an active WMD program, we sold the idea to the rest of the world that Iraq was the next ‘best place’ to hit. After all, Saddam surely acted like he was building WMD of all types, and he did have 500-550 tons of Yellow Cake, known to the west in the Gulf War of 1991 which were all moved to Canada in June, 2008.
The BIG problem here is that Saddam Hussein/Iraq were definite blusterers and you might say pains in the ass, but he was no real threat to anyone. More than that, he was a check on the nuts in Iran, who were deathly afraid of him, because of the almost 2 million lives lost on both sides in the Iraq/Iran war of the 1980s. We removed that check which let Iran concentrate on their military buildup and their years upon years of trying to obtain nuclear weapons.
On our weekly TV shows we not only warned over and over that Iraq was a mistake, that Saddam Hussein was no threat but also had Islamic expert, Craig Winn, on as a guest who confirmed what we said, that if we stay there for 100 years, a Shiite/Sunni civil war will break out almost as soon as we leave. Now, its worse than that, with an insane Sunni terrorist group, who learned their trade from Al qaeda, attacking, killing and mutilating Shiites, bringing of all states, Iran into the fight. This could end up really bad with a Muslim terrorist state in the heart of that insane part of the globe.
Like us or not, all regular viewers of the JTF TV shows remember that every prediction we made over the years, came to fruition and unfortunately so did this one. None of this would be happening had Saddam Hussein, a brutal butcher in his own right, remained in power.
How many Americans were lost or injured for life, how much treasure was spent on the so called war in Iraq just to make things far worse than they already were?
David Ben Moshe