101 reasons you are seriously misguided
101 reasons not to go to war with Iraq by Alton Miller
I'll just pick and choose a few here.
16. In a war on Iraq we'll lose friends all around the world.
18: War plans are alienating the French public..
And your point there is...?
22. War will selectively, profoundly disrupt the lives of more than a million family members across the United States
Not going to war will profoundly disrupt the lives of every single person in the United States. Do these people honestly think that if we don't use force Saddam is just going to gently into the good night?
24. Arms inspectors are saying that Iraqi officials have granted completely open access to every site, are permitting the questioning of Iraqi scientists, and are otherwise in compliance with U.N. Resolution 1441.
Time to update number 24. Too bad the author probably thinks Blix is a liar.
25. A war with Iraq would be very costly
Imagine how costly it would be if we let the inspectors have the months more of time they want. Just enough time to complete plans for a nice little terrorist attack on the USA using those Weapons of Mass Destruction that nobody thinks exist.
38. War is also providing cover for political abuse here at home. When licenses to administration cronies for drilling in Alaska can be wrapped up in a "patriotic" agenda, we know we're near the bottom of the barrel.
This, from the same people who don't want us to take poor Iraq's oil. Oil doesn't go on trees, idiot. But if they suddenly stopped opposing drilling in Alaska, then they couldn't have their "it's about the ooooooilll" mantra.
42. War will evoke massive antiwar rallies, further straining citizens' relationships with local authorities, and further draining city budgets.
Maybe if your little rallies didn't include smashing windows and turning over mailboxes, and perhaps if you didn't view the "local authorities" as fascist pigs, your anti-war marches wouldn't be so draining on the cities.
46. Despite claims that they are stalling or lying, in fact Saddam's officials appear to be complying with every request from U.N. inspectors.
Welcome to Bizzaro World.
52. War plans are based on a dishonest history of arms inspections. Scott Ritter, the former chief UN weapons inspector in Iraq says...
It doesn't matter what Scott Ritter says. He is a liar, a traitor and a deranged nitwit.
Getting bored now. Skipping down towards the end.
92. Another insult to our intelligence: "You're with us or you're against us."
That's generally the way it works. Pick a side, stay with it and then regret your choice later on, pal.
The last one is my favorite:
101. Intellectuals and artists are against war on Iraq. Okay, this is my personal indulgence, and it's why there are 101 reasons – you can take it or leave it. My personal favorite opposition comes from the novelist John Le Carré.
The prosecution rests.