OK, George W. Are you happy now?
Against the advice of the international community and the United Nations, you waged war on a small country that was already weakened by war, and years of sanctions.
A small country, I might add, that was no real threat to the world.
And like the sixth form bully who beats up the first form kid, you won. Saddam Hussein is dead. Happy now? Is the world really a safer place now?
Saddam died because he wiped out a village that opposed his regime.
You have done your best to wipe out a country that opposed yours.
To date as a result of your war, the civilian death toll in Iraq stands at 57,707.
What about all the other repressive regimes around the world? Take North Korea for example. There is a much worse regime, where the population is dying from starvation while the leader is living the life of luxury. But they are sixth formers, and you wouldn’t dare touch them. After all, they do have weapons of mass destruction.
So why wage war on Iraq?
Number one: You were elated by the nationalist fervour after the Trade Centre attack and wanted to cash in on this and show that America can retaliate. So you invade a defenceless country. But this backfired, and the American people saw the war for what it is. You lost out on that point.
Number two: You thought the Iraqis would fall at your feet as their great saviour, and offer you all the oil you wanted. It didn’t quite work out that way. Did it? You sorely misjudged that one, George W.
Number three: You wanted to be able to hand out all the rebuilding contracts to your cronies, and doubtless get nice little kick-backs. I don’t know how that worked out for you, but I don’t see much rebuilding going on at the moment.
Number four: You bowed to pressure from the US military who are always looking for justification for their criminally high budgets. They are the only real winners here.
So, George W. You are the leader of a country that has weapons of mass destruction. You are a threat to the international community, as you have proved. You have killed 57,707 innocent people in a revenge attack. You ignore the United Nations and international opinion and unilaterally wage war on a foreign country that has done you no harm.
They hanged the wrong leader this morning.