1. Do you believe there is an individual right to keep and bear arms? 2. What are your 'reasonable gun control measures'? "whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
Correct. But the number of police officers committing violations are not that large. There are some egregious examples, but by and large most examples of 'police brutality' have been explainable. Cops are already held to a high standard. BLM is asking them to hold to an impossible standard, that cops should - in a fraction of a second - be able to identify a replica airlift gun with the cap removed as being different than a real gun. That someone trying to steal your gun and then charging you isn't grounds for armed self-defense. Any police shooting is assumed to be murder until proven otherwise, and even if it is proven, it probably is still murder.
I'll point to Muslims - there are fairly large numbers that do both. Does that mean all Muslims are bad? No. Not at all. Same with police officers. The first amendment does not protect the right to loot a Walmart or instigate violence.
OK, I must have been mistaken that they never mentioned it. I don't think that was the primary reason, though. It was the chemical/biological weapons issue. But he was President under the surge, correct? And leaving caused a power void.
It seems like you're the one who doesn't know anything, because your standard response to anything I post is 'you're stupid'. It seems like you aren't interested in discussion, but in posting memes, which is a shame, because there are plenty of liberals here (teeray and PhillyB, off the top of my head) that are interested in discussion, and can back up their arguments. If my comment is so stupid, prove it. Demonstrate that Iraq was never interested in nuclear development, that Israel didn't destroy their facility, that Hussein never got close to a bomb again, that the chemical weapons program never existed, and that counties were not convinced it existed. Oh wait, you can't.
If you have even a shred of intellectual integrity, you should research the very real Iraqi chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons program. It almost certainly wasn't active in 2003, but in the 90s, it was... and Hussein was very, very good at convincing people it was working.