Above all, we need to demonstrate that we
ourselves are abiding by international law, considering force only
if absolutely necessary.
Attacking Iraq now, before these other actions are taken, would reduce,
not enhance, our security. Unilateral U.S. action today would disrupt
the war against al-Qaeda, supercharge anti-American sentiment in the
Middle East and Europe, undercut international cooperation and shake
up moderate Arab governments. Invading Iraq also entails considerable
military risks and uncertainties.
Clark, former NATO Supreme Commander
"I'm not sure which planet they live on"
Hawks in the Bush administration may be making deadly miscalculations
on Iraq, says Gen. Anthony Zinni, Bush's Middle East envoy.
``We are about to do something that
will ignite a fuse in this region that we will rue the day we ever
started,'' retired Marine Gen. Anthony C. Zinni told the annual Fletcher
Conference on National Security Strategy shortly after Wolfowitz's
Should the president decide to stay the war course,
hopefully at least a few of our serving top-uniformed leaders –
those who are now covertly leaking that war with Iraq will be an unparalleled
disaster – will do what many Vietnam-era generals wish they
would have done: stand tall and publicly tell the America people the
truth about another bad war that could well lead to another died-in-vain
black wall. Or even worse.
Hackworth (ret.) america's most decorated soldier