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    Wolf, no one is denying (at least I don't think anyone is) that Sadam is an evil, evil man who had a terrible regime.

    The issue is that, because of the obvious inconsistencies in the reasons put forth to the American people for going war, we wonder what the REAL reasons were. Maybe the ends were good, but was the reason truly just, or was it simply easy to prey on American culture's perceptions of "evil?"

    Getting rid of Saddam, in my oppinion, was not a bad thing. I might not have lost my support for the war if Bush simply said "We don't like what he does to his people, we think he distablizes the region, and, well, we want his oil."

    I have this terrible fear (maybe not justified, but it's there) that the real reason bush wanted to go to war was oil and religion. I could be wrong, but since I was lied to at the outset, I will never be completly certain of anything else they tell me. Call me jaded.
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    If being evil and cruel and corrupt is reason enough, why aren't we spending billions of dollars (each) to attack and unseat every leader out there who fits the description?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (endparenthesis @ Jan. 11 2005,5:46)]If being evil and cruel and corrupt is reason enough, why aren't we spending billions of dollars (each) to attack and unseat every leader out there who fits the description?
    Knock out the king of the hill. Get rid of the head honcho. When you do that everyone else isn't a priority. The united states wasn't on a specific mission.
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    Quote[/b] (wolf9striker @ Jan. 11 2005,3:08)]Along that line of thinking we never should have attacted Germany after we finished with Japan, in WWII for Germany wasn't the actual country that bombed us.
    So we should have let the holocaust continue and let more Jewish people and other "ethnic inferior" people get murdered?




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    Quote[/b] ]Ok lets say that you are completly right on this one that Iraq was no threat to us at all, that then didnt have any WMD or we should say no more WMD because we no that he used them on his own people and the Kurds. ...
    When were the Kurds nuked Or his own people for that matter?? Am I misinformed here or what, maybe something before my time? I realize that gas had been used and lots of Geneva convention banned-type of stuff was used, but when a weapon of mass destruction?

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    Quote[/b] ]... thwarted the UN weapons inspectors attempts to do there job
    Um, once again, is it just me or is this false?? If I remember correctly, things were rocky at first, but then the inspectors were allowed to do their job- that is until Bush declared war. Well, I realize politics isn't my strong point, but to my knowledge that's right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (endparenthesis @ Jan. 11 2005,2:46)]If being evil and cruel and corrupt is reason enough, why aren't we spending billions of dollars (each) to attack and unseat every leader out there who fits the description?
    The US has been trying very hard to do just that for decades. However, the administration in power at any given time only takes action against those regimes that do not support US interests. Those evil and cruel and corrupt regimes that support US interests are either left alone, or are provided economic and military aid -- remember OBL was once our great buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]So we should have let the holocaust continue and let more Jewish people and other "ethnic inferior" people get murdered?
    correct me if I'm wrong but we only knew about that AFTER the allies won the war.
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    Ok lets say that you are completly right on this one that Iraq was no threat to us at all, that then didnt have any WMD or we should say no more WMD because we no that he used them on his own people and the Kurds. ...


    When were the Kurds nuked Or his own people for that matter?? Am I misinformed here or what, maybe something before my time? I realize that gas had been used and lots of Geneva convention banned-type of stuff was used, but when a weapon of mass destruction?

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    ... thwarted the UN weapons inspectors attempts to do there job

    Um, once again, is it just me or is this false?? If I remember correctly, things were rocky at first, but then the inspectors were allowed to do their job- that is until Bush declared war. Well, I realize politics isn't my strong point, but to my knowledge that's right.


    WMD does not have to be nuculear, the gasing that was conducted againts the Kurds and his own people was and is considered a WMD by the UN. And I guess it must be just you are you dont know the full story but Saddam never let the weapons inspectors do their job fully. He would allow them in when he said it was ok.

    Nep G - I stated that someone elses statement would have meant we shouldnt have attack Germany not my own opinion.
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