Saddam Hussein must go. No matter how much the politicians here at home or in the United Nations talk, that one simple fact remains true.
Some people seem to have the mistaken impression that the war against terrorism will be won once there is confirmation of Osama Bin Laden’s death. Nothing could be further from the truth. Saddam Hussein is a greater threat than Osama Bin Laden ever could be.
According to a report from the Washington Institute on Near East Policy, in 2001 Saddam was known to be harboring Abu Nidal, the leader of the Abu Nidal Organization.
The ABN was the terrorist group that, among other things, claimed responsibility for the 1994 assassination of a Jordanian diplomat in Beirut and the bombing of Pam Am Flight 103.
Iraq recruited and trained PLF activists in Iraqi camps and equipped them with weapons, which they then used to carry out terrorist attacks in Haifa (April 2001) and the West Bank (July 2001).
Al-Hajj Rateb al-Amleh , one of the leaders the Iraq proxy organization the Arab Liberation Front is responsible for the public events at which the presentation of $25,000 Iraqi checks payable to the families of homicide bombers is used to glorify Saddam Hussein and help gain support for the Iraqi regime among the Palestinian people. Saddam Hussein always has and always will support terrorism as long as he rules Iraq.
There is much talk about the U.S. instigating a completely unnecessary war while ignoring the peaceful option of U.N weapons inspectors.
There are two problems with that argument. 1) The U.S. has been trying to get the U.N to put weapon inspectors in Iraq for years and 2) even when the weapon inspectors were there, they were ineffective at stopping Saddam Hussein from making and stockpiling weapons of mass destruction.
In 1991, Saddam Hussein promised he would destroy all his weapons destruction. inspectors just to buy time to try to further solidify his position in Iraq and to continue
Every extra second the United States waits to attack, gives Saddam Hussein an extra second to complete his nuclear weapons program.
The New York Times reports “President Hussein has met repeatedly in recent months with Iraq’s top nuclear scientists and, according to American intelligence, praised their efforts as part of his campaign against the West.”
The United States needs to attack Iraq, and soon. Saddam Hussein can not be reasoned with and will continue to support terrorism against the United States in all its forms with increasingly sophisticated and advanced means for as long as we allow him to.
If we do not stop Saddam Hussein now, two broken towers and some 3,000 odd dead will be the least of our worries.
Daniel Watkins, 19, is a sophomore computer information systems student from Augusta, Ga. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.