War With Iraq Morally Wrong

I believe the United States is making a fatal error in the world community. Only 10% of the world countries support this unilateral action. Tony Blair's suicidal support of this unjust war is solely based on his philosophical belief that he should support the US because it is the mightiest country in the world. The other countries that are supporting this action are being bribed by foreign aid. (Turkey) By operating under this ideology Sale and Pelletier's silver medal should have been justified, because Russia put the money in, and Canada decided to competed fairly.

I believe the UN did the right thing by not being corrupted by American influence, and looking at the facts not the money. The US states this war is not about oil, but during President Bush's speech one of the first things he told Iraqi's was not to destroy the supply of oil. In the speech the President also spoke out against torture, and stated that torture will end under American occupation. If Iraq is toppled will the US decide to abide by the Geneva convention and give prisoners rights? Most importantly will it abide by the wishes of its founding fathers that made cruel and unusual punishment illegal, or will it turn into the kind of empire that they fought against for freedom?

The US's evidence has been laughable because it has failed to prove how Iraq could even fight its way out of a cardboard box with the massive military presence watching its every move. Some say that Canada should support the US because they are our ally, and in the event of crisis they will be the first one to come to our aid. But then I remember last April when 4 Canadians were killed by American fire, and the President simply brushed it off when he was first approached stating that already talked to the PM and that's who he's willing to do. I urge the US to decide to follow not in the path of Timothy McVeigh's path of mass destruction but rather Martin Luther King's path of reconciliation.

"Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not sallow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force" --- Dr. King's 'I Have A Dream' speech, August 28, 1963

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