The only thing history will remember is how America won their war in Iraq.
Hmm. "How" exactly, yes. Fairly? Unfairly? With great cost to both or one side? History will record things according to the writers of those histories....and we know there can be two sides, and thus two histories, relating to the same incident.
Really? There are entire videos you can go pick up that are nothing but Saddam's men recording real torture, like throwing people off buildings, and hanging them by their limbs for days.
For some reason, that hasn't been the headline for any newspaper. But then papers like the New York Times run over 50 frontpage stories on Abu Ghraib.
A) Yes, such actions did make newspaper headlines too.
B) The New York Times Abu Ghraib headlines were showing actions committed BY AMERICANS. Thus, the sense of outrage was a little different, don't you agree? Most Americans would agree with the sentiment that "We're better than they are" - thus more outrage.
America's kindness is apparent in Iraq. The fact that we've stayed to help them build a stable government while loosing lives of our own only shows that kindness. The fact that we've given them freedom, and a democracy shows our kindness.
And what loyalty should we have to Europe? Europe is only free today because of America, while America had to fight its way out of Europe's control to become free in the first place.
The first part is a question of perception. If and when the Iraqi people truly have their freedom, and their freedom to CHOOSE whether they'd prefer a democracy - then it'd be a valid point. Until then, it's just more rhetoric, unfortunately. The second part is almost laughable - and no offense is meant, truly - and again, it's down to perception; it's a common perception amongst Americans that the US saved Europe - and it's just as common amongst Europeans that the US came in towards the end of things, reluctantly (and only after they'd been dragged into it), and that victory for the Allies was virtually guaranteed regardless. History shows us two sides of the same story, as it usually does.
The Iraq war is one in which both sides will gain in the end, and that doesn't America evil or immoral.
Whether Iraq will "gain", in the same terms as America might "gain", remains to be seen. But how about giving the Iraqi people a choice in it?
The Iraqis who all fled Saddam? Congress? The CIA? We know he gassed his own people. We had high ranking officials from Saddam's government defect. We have millions of Iraqi exiles around the world.
We don't need some internation organization to tell us which governments are abusive to their people.
Apparently, "we" just might. We didn't seem to be overly aware of our own government's actions....