"If we sit back and allow our fellow human beings to descend into a situation of brutality and anarchy and ignorance, this will come back to haunt us," he said.Here’s what Harper said in the House of Commons in March 2003 in support of the American invasion of Iraq.
"It is inherently dangerous to allow a country such as Iraq to retain weapons of mass destruction, particularly in light of its past aggressive behavior.
If the world community fails to disarm Iraq, we fear that other rogue states will be encouraged to believe that they too can have these most deadly of weapons to systematically defy international resolutions and that the world will do nothing to stop them."If Stephen Harper had been the leader of a majority government in 2003, Canada would have been a full participant in the invasion of Iraq and as culpable as the Bush administration is for the brutality, atrocities and misrepresentation of facts for that invasion.
Bush and his neocon PNAC (Plan for the New American Century) supporters used the 911 attacks as an excuse to invade Iraq and obtain oil rights.Fortunately in 2003, Canada had cooler heads, without a predefined, well oiled, right wing ideology running the country.
Similar to Bush, Harper has the same ideological base of support from the still active NCC (National Citizen’s Coalition) for which he is their former president.
One of the objectives for this election is to insure that we do again.