1. Most Discussed
  2. Gainers & Losers

17 reasons why us should not invade iraq

  1. klown

    3,363 posts.
    WASHINGTON: The Dallas Peace Centre has come out with 17 reasons why the United States should not invade Iraq.

    They are:

    1. Iraq poses no clear and present danger to other countries, especially the US, as there is no evidence of plans to invade another country or use weapons of mass destruction.

    2. Iraq poses less of a threat to the world than at any time in the last decade, according to a 2002 CIA report.

    3. An invasion will make it easier, not harder, for Al Qaeda to recruit terrorists, leading to an increase in terrorism in the US and around the world.

    4. An invasion gives Hussein a reason to use his full arsenal of weapons against attackers and nearby countries because he would have nothing to lose.

    5. No link has been established between Iraq and the Al Qaeda terrorist network.

    6. An invasion could inflame a region where international tensions are already high.

    7. An unprovoked attack by one country against another is an unnecessary and immoral act that blatantly disrespects national sovereignty and security.

    8. The massive civilian casualties likely to occur in an invasion would unite the world against the US in a globally-interrelated age in which isolation is foolish.

    9. The hundreds of billions of dollars required for an invasion and long-term occupation of Iraq could push the US economy into a deep recession.

    10. Worldwide opposition to an invasion could further damage the US economy because one-quarter of our GNP is tied to international trade.

    11. “Regime change” is not an acceptable reason for an invasion.

    12. Experts estimate that Iraq is still three to five years away from developing even a short-range nuclear weapon that would endanger its neighbours.

    13. A pre-emptive strike would lend justification to other nations, to attack their perceived enemies.

    14. An invasion in defiance of the United Nations would snub the legitimacy of the only world body equipped to mediate international conflicts.

    15. A unilateral Iraq invasion and subsequent invasions of other countries — now sanctioned by the ‘National Security Strategy of the United States 2002,’ which permits and even encourages pre-emptive strikes - would colour the US as the new conquering Romans.

    16. Polls show that most Americans oppose a unilateral invasion.

    17. Wars and acts of terrorism precipitated by an Iraq invasion could last for decades in an endless cycle of hatred and revenge.

DISCLAIMER:
Before making any financial decisions based on what you read, always consult an advisor or expert.

The HotCopper website is operated by Report Card Pty Ltd. Any information posted on the website has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and as such, you should before acting on the information or advice, consider the appropriateness of the information or advice in relation to your objectives, financial situation or needs. Please be aware that any information posted on this site should not be considered to be financial product advice.

From time to time comments aimed at manipulating other investors may appear on these forums. Posters may post overly optimistic or pessimistic comments on particular stocks, in an attempt to influence other investors. It is not possible for management to moderate all posts so some misleading and inaccurate posts may still appear on these forums. If you do have serious concerns with a post or posts you should report a Terms of Use Violation (TOU) on the link above. Unless specifically stated persons posting on this site are NOT investment advisors and do NOT hold the necessary licence, or have any formal training, to give investment advice.

Top