You might argue that Americans supported because they did not know Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. But Americans did know that the Bush Administration had no evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. UN inspections did not find Iraqi WMDs before the invasion.
The United States and Britain should give United Nations weapons inspectors more intelligence about Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction, chief inspector Hans Blix said today.
As you can find, Americans knew that the US and UK administration had no evidence that Iraq had any WMDs before the actual invasion began. And yet, they still supported the War in Iraq.
Moreover, Americans knew before the Iraqi invasion that Saddam had no connection whatsoever to Osama Bin Laden:
The go-to-war camp would love to prove that Saddam Hussein is doing business with Osama bin Laden. They talk up suspicions, but no one's got proof
As you can see, Americans also knew that there was no evidence of a link between Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. But still, 71% of Americans supported the War in Iraq.
As for the US government's claim that they want to free the Iraqi people from Saddam's dictatorship, again, Americans knew before the invasion that this was not possible.
Dick Cheney publicly said in an interview that invading Iraq will created a quagmire.
If that wasn't enough then here is more evidence that Americans knew Iraq was not prepared for a democracy before the Iraqi invasion began:
"The thing I worry about at the end of the day," said Lugar, "is not that Saddam would fall, but...that there aren't people in Iraq that may be prepared for democracy as we know it. Suggestions are, in fact, [that] liberal democracy might even lead to more terrorists being spawned out of the process." He added, "I think we need much more concentrated thinking."
I'm not going to quote these but here is more evidence:
I have provided so much references and sources to prove that Americans knew Iraq wouldn't turn into a democracy before the invasion started.
Conclusion: Americans knew Iraq had no WMDs before the Iraqi invasion started. Americans knew Iraq had no connection with Osama Bin Laden before the Iraqi invasion started. Americans knew Iraq will not turn into a democracy before the invasion started. And yet, 71% of Americans supported the war before the Iraqi invasion started. In conclusion, I think it is unfair to blame George W.Bush or anyone else in the US administration for the War in Iraq because it was AMERICANS who wanted the War in Iraq. George W. Bush was just trying to serve the American people.
I don't mind if you disagree with me. But the facts are there. You can't argue with the facts. So please, do not blame George W. Bush. He was just doing his job to serve the American people's wishes.
Lastly, do not make the argument that Americans were not aware of this before the War in Iraq. That is their fault, not the media nor the government's fault.
Edited by legendsofaranna, 19 November 2007 - 03:37 PM.