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Someone needs to explain to Brian Williams of NBC why it is important to "re-fight" our involvement in Iraq. The U.S. war in Iraq was an elective war, and it is utterly appropriate to always remind people when we speak about this war that it was waged on false pretenses, helped create a world-wide economic crisis, and killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people.
So, when Williams says, "there's no sense in re-fighting it", he's simply wrong and slowing our country down in the necessary process of repenting this sin.
On the air yesterday Brian William had this to say as part of Rock Center:
A lot of Americans will forever believe that the war in Iraq was an elective war. The United States chose to attack, there was never any connection proven to the terrorist attack we had suffered. But there's no sense in re-fighting it, either.
This is false, and a news anchor should know that. The people that got us into this war are still at large, and the only way they will ever be brought to justice is if the public takes enough of an interest and has enough moral outrage to demand justice.
Top members of the Bush Administration have never been put on trial for their admitted involvement in waging a war of aggression or other serious crimes. Many of them have admitted to those crimes.
We need to hold these people accountable. That will never happen if the top people in media sit in front of the public and try to persuade them that there's no going back.