President Saddam Hussein if Iraq may have weapons of mass destruction but a US-led .
attack on Iraq had even greater consequences. We should not have gone to war for the .
simple fact that, as with most conflicts, the wrong people will be paying for the .
irresponsible actions of a select few.
The Iraqi people may want to remove Saddam Hussein from presidency but prefer .
their own president over any foreigner running their country. The term 'regime change' .
does not adequately describe the concept of what we would have expected to achieve as a .
result of this military campaign in Iraq. No government has produced hard evidence .
proving that Iraq currently possess the capability to deploy chemical, biological, or nuclear .
weapons of mass destruction. Nor the proof that the biological weapons programs exist, .
or if it does, that Saddam Hussein is planning to use biological warfare on his neighbors or.
the United States. Our relationship in the region are in major disrepair, not to point where .
we can fix them, but it was the wrong time. We may have created a backlash to regimes .
that are friendly to us. .
Iraq cannot afford to rebuild its infrastructure under oil-for-food program or under .
provisions of so-called sanctions. The infrastructure is so degraded that reconstruction .
could cost as much as an estimated $50 billion to $100 billion. Iraqi people depend on the .
comprehensive government food rationing system for food and yet, they continue to .
starve. Water sanitation facilities, electrical grids, communication lines, and educational .
resources will remain permanently degraded until the sanctions are lifted. The crumbling .
water and sewage systems require radical overhaul and immediate attention is crucial. The .
number of unemployed civilians increased at an extremely high rate while those who .
continue to work cannot afford to support their own families. Termination of sanctions .
combined with capital investment is essential to help rebuild the country.