While in Vancouver, I happened upon one of the many peace rallies that had been occuring around the world. I must say, the anti-war groups definately seem to have the more colorful pagenatry associated with their protests. Definately look at the painting someone made of “W”, as a very good example.
Nonetheless, the whole concept of “No Blood for Oil” strikes me as being as phony as “Iraqi Liberation”. America has a mixed record regarding intervention on the liberation front, and there are definately easier, more diplomatic, and less expensive ways to procure oil supplies.
Did Saddam really have Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)? And, more important than even whether he did, is whether an proven suspicion combined with the fear that a future potential threat may exist are sufficient grounds to justify an invasion of another sovereign entity. Even if it turns out he did, and from today’s news reports (A stash of mobile labs were found buried, according to some early reports) that appears likely, I find the example that this provides to the world to be rather appalling. This doctrine, on the surface at least, would appear to greenlight invasions by hostile neighbors without waiting for the first attacks.