Chuck Simmins was unhappy with an op-ed in his local paper by a Muslim group explaining how international terrorism is basically the fault of the United States. He contacted the paper, but since he wasn’t convinced a rebuttal he wrote would be treated fairly he posted it on his blog instead.
Here’s a slice:
Here’s the next lie up:
Our war on Iraq had no legal or moral justification.
The authors ignore the facts to make this claim. Iraq invaded Kuwait, and was defeated. As a part of the ceasefire, Iraq agreed to meet certain conditions. It repeatedly failed to do so, and was in persistent and continuous violation of the ceasefire right up until the United States invasion.
Iraq had no history of aiding and harboring terrorists.
There was the Abu Nidal organization, which was headquartered in Iraq from 1998 onward. There’s Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who with his fellow al Qaida terrorists, lived in Iraq from 2002 onward. There is the al Qaida affiliate Ansar al-Islam. Oh, yeah and Abu Abbas.
It’s a link-rich environment. And on target.