WMD: Who needs them anyway?

Ben Dictus

I must first thank Jesse Heath for the well-written article, Locks for what I thought was an excellent point, and also for the other articles that criticized me. Not only am I glad that people wrote to express what they believe, but it also helps enforce one of my views on the war. You people were so angry at what I wrote that you found errors in my argument, and did something about it. Isn’t that what our government did with Iraq? It started out as a war on terrorism, but they didn’t have a legitimate reason to attack Iraq, so they found/made one. Just like you found/made problems with my article, our government found a reason to go to war. They said Iraq was hiding WMD, yet they have not found them and probably won’t, but that was never really the point, was it? The government used WMDs as their golden ticket into Iraq. They found a way to legally attack Iraq for harboring terrorism.Now I will address my dissenter, Jesse Heath, on claiming that I am ignorant of the facts. It is very easy to discredit someone that has different views than your own by simply saying that they are ignorant of the facts, have “primitive logic,” or saying their arguments are “indefensible.” I am not ignorant, my logic is sound, and I can certainly defend my arguments. Your arguments were sound and I see where you’re coming from, but I still think what I argue is right. I think what you should have said is that you believe I am wrong, not that I am ignorant. I have watched countless hours of war coverage and read countless articles, just as I’m sure you have. And yes, the stuff I find to be true is right-winged, just as the information you choose to use is leftist, no doubt. No one is ignorant here; we simply oppose each other and use material that inherently supports our views.

I would also like to point out that with my last article, it was not my intention to insult anyone. I was trying to convert a few of you anti-war people over to my side and see that the war was a positive thing in many ways. This is not an apology by any means, and I still support the war, but I want to make it clear that insulting my opponents was not my goal. I was trying to convert some of the anti-war “folk” over to the undermanned, under-gunned pro-war side (get it?). I read anti-war article after anti-war article with little to no voice for the pro-war side. So I did something about it. (And to those of you that didn’t like my poor grammar, “I ain’t got no problem with that.”)