How Not to Convince Me that War with Iraq is Unjust

The argument “Hey! We made Saddam Hussein so we are hypocrites for wanting to destroy his regime” makes no sense to me. As Christopher Hitchens cogently argued last years against Lefty lunatics like Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, who idiotically opposed the war against the Taliban because “we made the Taliban and bin Laden during the Afghan conflict with the Soviets”, it is all the more incumbent upon us to do something about evils which we ourselves have had a hand in creating. Arguing against war with Iraq because Saddam is, in part, a creature of past US machinations is like arguing it would be hypocritical to clean your room because you were the one who made the mess.


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