Rex B. Thompson
When I heard that George Bush was contemplating the invasion of Iraq, I became alarmed. His whole premise to justify an attack rang false to me. I knew that the UN inspectors on the ground in Iraq had found no stockpiles of WMD and claimed to be close to resolving the remaining issues of disarmament as mandated by the UN Security Council. They concluded that it would take just months to finish their task to verify compliance.
Patriotism is nothing more than a political tool used to justify war. George Bush used the specter of 911 to manipulate doubters into submission in his march towards war in Iraq. There were no weapons of mass destruction. Thousands of American and innocent Iraqi lives have been lost for naught.
We have more to fear than the burgeoning military-industrial complex.