A Box of Our Own Making

Senator Robert Byrd (D – WV) is to be applauded for today’s speech on the Senate floor in response to the Bush Administration’s insane rush to war. “We stand passively mute in the United States Senate, paralyzed by our own uncertainty, seemingly stunned by the sheer turmoil of events,” said Byrd. “On what is possibly the eve of horrific infliction of death and destruction on the population of the nation of Iraq — a population, I might add, of which over 50% is under age 15 — this chamber is silent. On what is possibly only days before we send thousands of our own citizens to face unimagined horrors of chemical and biological warfare — this chamber is silent. On the eve of what could possibly be a vicious terrorist attack in retaliation for our attack on Iraq, it is business as usual in the United States Senate.” [Kuro5hin.org]

One response to “A Box of Our Own Making

  1. Was that before or after his meeting with the KKK? Ok, that was a cheap shot but I had to get it out of the way.

    Iraq will only suffer because of Saddam NOT complying with international law. His people are only going to be in danger because he will not disarm.

    Weapon inspectors are supposed to look at the destroyed weapons, not search for the hidden weapons.

    Saddam has not, and will not comply with what both the United States and the World (UN) have agreed upon. The fact that the UN has passed resolution 1441 unanimously (yes even though France and Germany are against it now) is just a small show of how important this is. Communist China even agrees with us (and they like oppression).

    War is bad, war is ugly, war is exactly what we do not need right now, but war with Iraq is the right thing to do. Not only is he a danger to his own people, neighbors, but he's a danger to us. He's in bed with our enemies, and is vigorously trying to attain massive amounts of weapons of mass destructions (read bio, chem, nuclear). If he doesn't have the means to send some nerve gas over here, I'm sure there are some friends of his who would love to.

    North Korea is scary–damn scary. Why give Saddam time to get nukes too? When we have to disarm him once he's got nukes, it will cost even more lives. Some say we should leave Saddam alone until we figure out what to do with NK. Why not just punish Saddam like he deserves (blatant disregard for every rule set for him in the time since the last war) and let NK see what happens when you don't abide.

    Democrats are turning this war, which is grounded by our country/world's collective morals and security interests, into a political issue for re-election. This is wrong IMHO, no matter what party does it. This isn't a partisan issue–this is life and death. This is safety. This is more reality than most of those senators haver seen.

    The American people are FOR this war. They know the risks. They know the cause. So why is this a Republican/Democrat issue? Why isn't it a bipartisan topic?

    Note, I mean this just to be a frienly political debate :).