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Thursday, February 17, 2005
  CIA links terror threat to Iraq
BBC news

IssueBefore the warNow
Weapons of Mass DestructionNo threatNow a threat
TerrorismNo threat from IraqIraq a "breeding ground"
British Soldiersno deathsMany Deaths
Iraqi Civiliansfew recurring deathsThousands of Deaths


The real issue about Iraq is that going to war was not the only option. Sanctions shored up the regime of Saddam Hussain because his regime handed out food. It would have been quite possible for the Ba'th regime to have been removed by the Iraqi people if it has not been shored up by the West.

Saddam had murdered large numbers of his own citizens, but at a time when the regime was supported by the USA. There were more options than either do nothing or go to war. It is, however, now too late.

One key element of getting calm after the elections is the phased withdrawal of the belligerent troops. Bring our boys and girls back.
 
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