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Jason Holliston
Thursday, July 21, 2005  
Fantastic and Detailed Debunking of the Anti-War Arguments

John Hawkins over at Right Wing News gave eight anti-war myths a solid debunking last week. I've love to read a serious counter-argument to these points and facts, written in an equally serious and non-conspiratorial voice. I'm sure I'll be waiting a long time, though. I've heard plenty of refutation of these debunks, but they're almost all deep in the fever swamp with little grounding in reality.

I'll give the myths here, but go there to read the take downs:

1. George Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

2. A study released in March of 2003 by a British medical journal, the Lancet, showed that 100,000 civilians had been killed as a result of the US invasion.

3. The Bush Administration claimed Iraq was responsible for 9/11.

4. The war in Iraq was actually planned by people like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz back in 1998 at a think tank called the Project for the New American Century.

5. The war on terror has nothing to do with Iraq.

6. Saddam Hussein had no ties to terrorism.

7. Saddam Hussein had no ties to Al-Qaeda.

8. The Downing Street Memo proves Bush lied to the American people about the war.

As I've said before, there are sane and thoughtful arguments against the Iraq War. The problem isn't that they don't exist; the problem is that you hardly ever hear them. While I still disagree with all the sane arguments against, I don't lose all respect for the people that make them, unlike the peddlers of the points above.

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