What Illegal War?

This is the definition of a Cease Fire:

A ceasefire is a temporary stoppage of a war, or any armed conflict, where each side of the conflict agrees with the other to suspend aggressive actions.

The US and the UN along with Iraq entered into a cease fire agreement in 1991. This cease fire was contingent upon Iraq doing certain things. When Iraq did not abide by any of the items in the cease fire then the US had the right to go in and resume the war. The war was never declared over. It was SUSPENDED. Iraq broke the terms of the cease fire and it paid.

A lot has been made of the fact that Iraq did not have WMD so the invasion was against the law. We needed the UN’s permission, blah, blah, blah. Every thinking being knows Hussein had WMD and his own nuclear scientists have told us that he had a healthy nuclear program. These items were a material breach of the cease fire agreement but for the sake of argument let us say they never had any of the items.

This brings us to terrorism. The left and those who oppose freedom will tell you that there is no connection between Hussein and 9/11. It has been shown that Hussein and bin Laden had dealings and that Hussein funds terrorists. It has been shown that there were terrorist training camps in Iraq and that Hussein gave safe refuge to terrorists. This is still not enough for the Hussein is a saint crowd. They say that is not good enough to justify the war because it is not part of any resolution. Well, this is from the cease fire agreement signed by Iraq and is part of a UN resolution. You know, the same UN that we somehow need a permission slip from. The UN who has to agree with decisions before we take action.

32. Requires Iraq to inform the Security Council that it will not commit or support any act of international terrorism or allow any organization directed towards commission of such acts to operate within its territory and to condemn unequivocally and renounce all acts, methods and practices of terrorism;

There are plenty more paragraphs that Hussein violated. This means he violated the cease fire. We negotiated it and we had a right to enforce it. We gave him a million warnings and he did not heed them. So for the Bush needs to be impeached crowd who think that a preemptive war is illegal, think of it as a continuation of the war authorized by the UN a long time ago.

Come to think of it. The war in Korea was never declared over. There is just a cease fire. Hmmmmm

Cease fire UN resolution 687 (1991)



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