Jewish World Review March 7, 2003 / 3 Adar II, 5763

Raoul Lowery Contreras

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War is the only option left to the civilized world


http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | The United States will take whatever action it needs to, to protect itself and its people. The United States will make the decision when and where to protect itself. Essentially, that was the position put forth by President George W. Bush at his first press conference since last year.

Good, for we obviously can't depend on envious and jealous Europeans, especially the Germans who are now led by a lifelong American hater who still raises the subject of the United States and its Vietnam misadventure as his reason to dislike the United States.

Good, for we obviously can't depend on the French who are more interested in their oil exploration rights in Iraq than LIBERTIE, EQUALITIE AND FRATERNETIE, or fondly remember their Vichy experience of gleefully handing over French Jews to the German Nazis for extermination. A hundred years ago it was Jewish Alfred Dreyfus the French politicians hated and sent to Devil's Island. Today, their sights are on President George W. Bush. Just as history proved the French Army and government wrong on Captain Dreyfus, they are wrong on President Bush.

Good, for the Russian Mafia is obviously guiding the Russian government on the subject of Iraq as a professional courtesy towards their fellow murdering thief Sadaam Hussein.

Good, as for China's apparent displeasure at the potential campaign, so what? Perhaps we could have our customs inspectors thoroughly inspect each and every Chinese cargo ship and container that comes within three miles of our coastline. Such would cut the dollars flowing out of the United States into Chinese coffers and making China prosperous.

Other than these countries, name one major country that objects to our coming campaign and the disarmament and the deposing of Sadaam Hussein. Canada doesn't count because it is not a major country, nor has it shown any attachment to the United States since it sheltered deserters and Vietnam War draft evaders.

Perhaps war objectors should listen to the President of the United States, rather than foam at the mouth with emotional claptrap.

The question is: Has Iraq complied with the order of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441? That resolution clearly ordered Iraq to destroy and prove that destruction of biological, chemical or any nuclear weapons and/or the equipment and facilities that can make or build such weapons.

The answer is he has not followed the mandates of 1441. He has not provided the evidence he destroyed what he was ordered to destroy. Thus, he has not lived up to the order, thus he has brought the coming war on itself.

The President was clear that war is not our first choice to handle the issue of Iraq. The first choice is for Hussein to comply with 1441 and the previous 16 such resolutions. Has he complied with these resolutions, all 17 of them? No.

War, however, is the only option left to the civilized world. Otherwise, and despite the fervent pleadings of actors and Senators who probably can't find Iraq on an unmarked map, Hussein will continue arming himself with more weapons of mass destruction and will, in time, do two things: A. He will attack Israel in an attempt to wipe Jews off the face of the earth; B. He will arm irregular terrorists like Al Qaeda and help them attack the United States, just as they did on September 11th.

The United Nations is powerless to disarm Hussein. Former Senator Gary Hart commented after the speech that a sizeable "U.N." force could disarm Hussein. The only problem with Senator Hart's position is that the United Nations has no force, no army, no air force and no general it can install to run a rogue country it is attempting to disarm. The United Nations isn't concerned with the safety of Americans, or anyone, actually.

Hundreds of thousands of Africans died while the UN dawdled in Rwanda. Thousands of Bosnian Moslems died under the very noses of UN Peacekeepers less than ten years ago. Thousands of Americans can die from terrorist acts in the coming weeks, months and years and the UN will only concern itself with its double parking privileges in New York City and the cocktail party circuit on the most important island in the world, Manhattan.

A gallon of Hussein's anthrax could wipe out Manhattan and the United Nations headquarters in a matter of minutes. Given that, we must take the campaign to Iraq. When we are done there, we must look around and locate any other country that harbors such weapons and relations with terrorists and we must take the campaign to them, also.

As the President stated after September 11th, "You are with us, or you are against us." As he stated in his press conference, we can maintain our relations with countries that don't agree with us, but we will do what is in our own interests. It is in our interests to disarm Iraq and to depose the Thief of Baghdad, to confiscate his billions to return them to the Iraqi people that he stole them from, and to plant the seed of popular democratic government directly into the heart of darkness.

We did it in Japan; we did it in Germany. We did in France when we disarmed the Communists so the French could elect their own post-war government free from Moscow's dominance. We will do it in Iraq, then we will turn our attention to North Korea and any other country that chooses to commit suicide at the hands of the 101st Airborne and the United States Marines.

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JWR contributor Raoul Lowery Contreras is a columnist, radio talk-show host, and author of "The New American Majority, Hispanics, Republicans & George W. Bush" and "A Hispanic view: American politics and the politics of immigration." Comment by clicking here.

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