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Our Claims

Claim #1: One of our radio ads asserts that Hussein has no nuclear weapons, or other weapons of mass destruction. How do we support this claim? And what if he acquires these weapons in the future?

Claim #2: One of our radio ads claims that Hussein has no clear ties to Osama bin Laden or other terrorist groups. Can we back-up this assertion in the face of Colin Powell's UN testimony to the contrary?

Claim #3: One of our radio ads claims that a congressional declaration of war is needed to invade Iraq, but doesn't Bush have that already?

Claim #4: One of our radio ads claims our government was told in advance by Hussein that he might invade Kuwait in 1990, but we did nothing to deter him. Can we support this claim?

Claim #5: One of our radio ads makes the startling claim that our government lied to the world before the last Gulf War when we claimed that Iraqi troops were massed on the border of Saudi Arabia, ready to invade. Can we support this serious charge?

Claim #6: One of our radio ads claims that the same people who are proposing the current war were also involved in the first one, and that their lies then should lead us to reject what they're saying now. Who, exactly, are we talking about?

Claim #7: One of our radio ads claims that Bush's plan to invade Iraq is not motivated by the "War on Terror." Can we support this claim?

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The truth about violations of international law

by Jim Babka

If violations of international law justified war then we might have to invade Israel, and no American wants to do that. We would also have to repudiate many of our government's past and current actions.

  • A study by Stephen Zunes of the University of San Francisco shows that Israel has violated 32 UN resolutions since 1968—nearly twice as many as Iraq.

    Many of these violations relate to illegal Israeli settlements on land reserved by the UN for the Palestinians on the occupied West Bank. These settlements are the major barrier to peace between Israel and Palestine. If they were dismantled the Palestinians would lose their only justification for continued resistance against Israel. They would have to make peace, or risk losing the support of the world, and possibly even their Arab neighbors for whom the long Palestinian conflict has become very destabilizing.

    Our government has quite correctly criticized the violence of the Palestinians, but has remained strangely silent about Israel's illegal settlements.

    Israel is also known to have "secret" nuclear weapons. Apparently we invoke international law only when it suits us. (The details can be found in the October 8, 2002 edition of the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz, and the October 9, 2002 edition of Newsday. The respective websites are haaretzdaily.com and newsday.com.)

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  • In the 1980s our government joined with the Soviet Union to protect Iraq from UN action related to its invasion of Iran and its use of chemical weapons during that war. The Reagan administration, with George Bush, Sr. as Vice President, actively assisted Iraq during this war, in spite of its use of chemical weapons. Once again it seems that we only invoke international law (or the evil of chemical weapons) when it suits us. (For more details see Iraq and The Iran-Iraq War, both by Dilip Hiro.)

  • President George Bush, Jr. has already pledged to continue our government's long standing policy of ignoring international law by invading Iraq, even if the UN disapproves. President Bush has cited many justifications for his position, but none of them can stand up to close scrutiny.

To examine more of the TruthAboutWar site, visit these links (or the Claims links on the left side of this page):

The truth about Hussein's brutality

The truth about violations of international law

The truth about Hussein's UN prohibited weapons

The truth about the causes of terrorism

The truth about war versus deterrence

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