The Ramblings Of John Campea

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The Real Consequences of Invading Iraq

So follow my logic here for a minute and tell me if this makes any sense at all.

Right now we are starting to see the REAL fallout from George W. Bush’s decision to pre-emtively attack Iraq… and it’s only going to get worse.  You see… North Korea has just tested a long range missle capable of holding a Nuclear warhead on it.

I have no love for North Korea or Iran. None at all. But let’s look at the current situation from their point of view for a second shall we (I know… in George Bushs’ world, looking at situations from other people’s point of view is considered unpatriotic… but indulge me for a minute).

– They see the US telling Iraq to disarm.

– They see Iraq comply and disarm.

– They see the US accuse Iraq of having Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs).

– They see, along with everyone else on the planet including the UN weapons inspectors and the CIA, that Iraq has no weapons of mass destruction.

– Then, after the US disarms Iraq, they see the US, under false pretenses (the WMDs) march in and invade them pre-emptively.

So now North Korea thinks to itself: "Wow… it’s only a matter of time before they come to invade us! After all, Bush said that we were a part of they Axis of Evil".

So Bush says to North Korea and Iran: "Don’t you guys develop Nuclear Weapons". And North Korea and Iran are now thinking to themselves: "Fuck that. We saw what happens when countries you hate don’t arm themselves. You come walking in and invade the shit out of them".

Let me make this clear. North Korea and Iran should not develop nuclear weapons. Got that? Good.

But if I were them… I’m not sure what else I would do. Bush has already proved he’ll come up with fake excuses to invade another country without provocation (back to the WMDs again). They both know that having nukes is the only way Bush might think twice about invading them pre-emtively.

And why are they convinced Bush will invade them? Because of the precedent Bush created with Iraq. When Bush invaded Iraq pre-emptively under the false pretenses of the WMDs, he basically announced to the world that he’s coming for them.

So what are North Korea and Iran going to do? Right now they’re convinced Bush plans on invading them one way or the other. And they’re thinking the only way to make him think twice about doing it is if they have a sufficient deterrent… like nukes. So off they go to now develop those nukes just as fast as they can.

The total consequences of Bush’s decision to pre-emtively invade Iraq under the lie of WMDs was not just the lives of over 2000 brave American soilders serving their country… or the estimated 250,000 Iraqis that have died. Nope… the even bigger consequences is other countries like North Korea and Iran feeling forced into rushing Nuclear weapon development.

The tragic mistake of Iraq will be felt for decades to come. Way to go Bush… you really showed them.


July 5, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hey John,

    I’m sure i am probably wrong, but this is the way i see things. We (being that i am an american) did invade Iraq under false pretenses…. but i really think it was to secure oil and to line the pockets of Cheney and others.

    That being said, Iran is arming themselves not so much to deter us from storming in there (i mean that may be part of it… but all they are doing is provoking at this point). But the way i see it, they are arming to take down Isreal. They have even openly said that they are going to wipe Isreal off the map. And these guys in charge in Iran seem to be some seriously Hardline fundimental Islamists. And Iran can’t possibly get a missle system in place to hurt the U.S. before we did something about it (or so i would hope). They could threaten Europe and other Middle Eastern countries. But Isreal is Nuke-ready and know damn good and well what is up in Iran. I don’t think they are gonna sit around too long and not do something about that themselves (with the U.S. backing there call, i’m sure).
    I really don’t know what to make of N. Korea. They really seem to play a game of saber rattling and then coming to the bargaining table to get incentives from the rest of the world to quit what they are doing. There is no real incentive there for the U.S. to do anything to N. Korea, unless they keep arming up and forcing us to do something (with S. Korea and Japan backing our play). But China will, of course, back N. Korea …… or maybe they wont want to risk war with the States seeing as how we buy everything that country seems to make.

    I am sure you are right and some of this may be posturing in response to what the States has done. We did invade erroneously (purposely so, i suspect)… but now N. Korea and Iran are almost begging for it.

    I am not trying to say that “we” are in the right. Just calling it the way i see it.

    I still think we should just quietly take over Canada….. that would be a big 51st state.

    Comment by borloff | July 6, 2006 | Reply

  2. you’re so cute!!

    Comment by Innocent Devil | July 7, 2006 | Reply

  3. If Iran and/or North Korea commit the atrocities that the Saddam Hussein Iraqi regime did, they deserve to be invaded and blown to pieces. Got that?

    Comment by Robert Richards III | July 7, 2006 | Reply

  4. Hi There John.

    I agree with you for the most part.
    I live and work in South Korea and I keep asking the people in my classes if they’re worried. Not in the least. As much as the westerm media and especially the American Media (CNN!) is telling you to be afraid, the South Koreans seem to be taking it very lightly. They usually say – Oh he does this every couple of years when he feels like Bush isn’t giving him enough attention.

    of course there’s more to it than that, and what you wrote is valid, but I think it comes to little more than sabre rattling.

    Comment by Liam | July 7, 2006 | Reply

  5. I agree to some extent with you on your feelings about the whole Iraq situation, and especially feel that Bush is an absolute dumbass — I’m from Wisconsin and can proudly say that I have never voted for him or his useless dad.

    I also in the same sense feel that we did need to do something about the Iraq situation, but should have gone about it better than what we did — I feel that we totally screwed relations with other countries (Russia to be one) by invading like we did and should have had a better game plan for how to rebuild Iraq and get out of there in a timely fashion so that the people there did not feel that the US was trying to run it.

    The thing that is starting to look bad is that there is way to much talk of nuclear arming by some of these countries and it seems like some of these littles wars are going to end up creating an ultimate World war that could be the end to all. You’ve got the the whole Israel/Palestinian thing going, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, China & Russia not taking a firm stance, India & Pakistan have their issues every-now-and-then, and George Bush having a Ron Jeremy hardon about making his mark on history, etc….all could be bad news in a few years. My hope is that we can get a new President that will work better to represent our country and work to build relationships with other countries instead of dismantling them.

    Comment by JWP | July 10, 2006 | Reply

  6. It’s damn near impossible to take any military action against N Korea or Iran, except for air attacks. An invading army would be decimated in the Iranian mountain passes leading to the interior plain, and N Korea is mountainous all over. The Chinese would do the same thing they did in the Korean War, only this time they would install their own puppet to rule N Korea. Not a viable option for us, but the Chinese might support taking out the launch pads.

    Comment by Curtis LeMay | July 10, 2006 | Reply

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