Thursday, September 5, 2013

Washington Hypocrisy

"History would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye to a dictator's wanton use of weapons of mass destruction against all warnings," John Kerry said reflecting his strong belief that action was a moral imperative.
Where was that MORAL IMPERATIVE when

On 16 March 1988, Iraq dropped bombs containing mustard gas, Sarin and Tabun on the Kurdish city of Halabja. Estimates of the number of civilians killed range from 3,200 to 5,000, with many survivors suffering long-term health problems.  Chemical weapons were also used during Iraq's "Anfal" offensive - a seven-month scorched-earth campaign in which an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 Kurdish villagers were killed or disappeared, and hundreds of villages were razed.
As bad as the images coming out of Syria are, they are no worse than images that come out of any war.  What about America's use of Agent Orange in Vietnam? 
Herbicide Orange was used by the U.S. military as part of its chemical warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. Vietnam estimates 400,000 people were killed or maimed, and 500,000 children born with birth defects as a result of its use. The Red Cross of Vietnam estimates that up to 1 million people are disabled or have health problems due to Agent Orange.
It is ALL Washington hypocrisy.  
Let's not get sucked into another waste of American lives and treasure.

Click here for contact information for US SenatorsClick here for contact information for US Representatives.  Believe me when I say YOUR congress person wants to know how their constituents feel.  Tell them NO on Syria you could be saving a member of your family. Don't delay.

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