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August 15, 2006

Why We Are In Iraq Part II, By Raymond S. Kraft

Why We Are In Iraq Part II: The Precautionary Principle
By Raymond S. Kraft

Over the last few years, as the future risk of global warming and the Kyoto Accord were hotly debated, the Environmentalists, Democrats, and other proponents of the Kyoto Accord widely asserted that even if the real
impact of global warming cannot be predicted, the fact that the impact might be severe must invoke the precautionnary principle, the idea that if there is a possibility of great harm, even if the risk is remote or cannot be accurately calculated, then all possible precautions must be taken to prevent that harm. Better safe than
sorry. A stitch in time saves nine.

In October, 2004, I wrote an article first entitled It Will Be The Death of Liberalism, published at www.ChronWatch.com, about the necessity of fighting and winning the war on Islamic terrorism.  It has been circulated since under other titles, including A History Lesson, A California Lawyer's Perspective on Iraq, and Why We Are In Iraq. A number of correspondents have asked me to update it, but there is little in it that I would change.  However, the time has come to write Part II, in response to the three year drumroll of criticism of America's conduct of the Iraq War, which has culminated in last week's Revolt of the Generals.
There have been two primary thrusts of criticism levelled against the Iraqi war policy of President Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.  One, fired insistently by many leading Democrats, and other Liberals and Pacifists and the national leaders of a few other countries, is that the war was a mistake ab initio and should never have been started.  The second, in which General Colin Powell, General Anthony Zinni, General John Batiste, General Wesley Clark, and several other retired flag officers have joined, is that the war should have been fought with overwhelming force that would have prevented or quickly defeated the persistent insurgency that has followed the removal of Saddam Hussein from power.

Read it all at Right Truth

Posted by Debbie at August 15, 2006 8:39 AM

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