|Vincent Bemowski (ppp-70-224-204-59.dsl.applwi.ameritech.net - 22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 2:30 pm: |
On May 2, 2003 Pope Benedict XVI, as Cardinal Ratzinger, (Head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) stated: “He (John Paul II) did not impose this position ('Iraq War not necessary') as doctrine of the Church but as the appeal of a conscience enlightened by faith” (Zenit News Agency). Unlike many U.S. Democrats, Pope John Paul's thoughts on the Iraq War were not voiced in an arrogant, judgmental manner. He loved America, and praised President George W. Bush's moral leadership (Zenit News - June 4, 2004).
Pope John Paul II never praised President Clinton for his "moral values," because Clinton, along with most Democrats, believe you have the "right to kill" through an abortion - a horrible crime against humanity that has resulted in the cruel deaths of millions of innocent, defenseless, unborn human beings. Cardinal Ratzinger later confirmed: "There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion, even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia" (Italian magazine "L'espresso," June 2004).
Would Pope John Paul II have considered it a "Just War" if France, England, and the U.S. had disarmed Germany, preventing Hitler from invading Poland and other countries? The vast majority of Americans agreed with President George W. Bush's decision to disarm Iraq, and eliminate their capacity to wage war when it was thought Iraq was developing biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons that could be used against America, and other nations. Aided by the Democratic Party, the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved the Iraq War Resolution.
On Feb. 17, 1998 President Clinton stated: "If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." Ted Kennedy, Al Gore, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton also believed that Saddam Hussein had biological, chemical, and nuclear programs in place. If President Bush is a "liar," why aren’t double-tongued Democrats held accountable? Do they think faulty intelligence on Iraq only came through Bush? They originally got it from Bill Clinton. The point made here is that hypocritical, immoral Democrats want it both ways - they supported the Iraq War Resolution, but also want to place the blame for going to war on President Bush.
Vincent Bemowski - Writer (Spirituality, U.S. Politics & World Affairs)
|Meg Payne (86-10.9-67.tampabay.res.rr.com - 126.96.36.199)|
|Posted on Friday, August 25, 2006 - 11:20 pm: |
The intelligent Democrat realizes that faulty intelligence on Iraq did not "only come through Bush." But neither did we "originally get it from Bill Clinton" that Iraq was continuing its WMD program: the CIA released a report in 2002 - now available to the public - making such claims. Democrats are not "double-tongued," and only "supported the Iraq War Resolution" when it was assumed that U.S. intelligence agencies were reliable sources. Blame should not go to Bush for faulty intelligence; however, the U.S. should not have ignored the UN's lack of support in our decisions.