Pro-war stance is flawed

In his column, “Anti-war stance is flawed” (Oct. 14), William Hudson uses faulty reasoning to defend his pro-war stance. The statement that “any U.S. action” in Iraq is justified is misinformed.

Article 51 of the U.N. charter does not deem pre-emption a legitimate reason to invade a country, not to mention the fact that no sound evidence of Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction has been presented to the U.S. public.

Hudson is deluded when he argues for the United States to act as god in the Middle East. Saddam Hussein’s regime might be evil, but that does not give the United States the right to attempt to bring about a regime change. No country or government has the right to do that.

Hudson writes that with his weapons of mass destruction, “Hussein would be able to … deter the United Nations from intervening,” which is exactly what the United States is doing now with its super-power status. Why isn’t this a concern to the pro-war lobby?

Munazza Humayun, sophomore, political science/philosophy