Originally posted by slank
If the job in Iraq was to funnel money to Haliburton and given the president a war to hide behind, How will the job ever be done?
And if it wasn't?
cureme, the food, water, and electricity not getting to some families truely is a tragic thing, but do you have some numbers on that? How many are
suffering so? All of the reports, articles, and blogspots that have talked about this problem seemingly refuse to give concrete numbers. Instead they
use adjectives. Many, Iraqis, some, residents of, but no numbers. I would find it far more relevant if they presented a percentage or an actual
figure. For all I know, the ones not getting it are the same ones who weren't during Saddam.
It's terrible. because of Dick Durbin's policies, many people in Chicago are starving, don't have access to clean water, and many more don't even
have heat in the winter.
That statement is true, although extremely misleading. There is
starvation in Chicago. Has it increased since Dick Durbin became a senator in
Illinios? The number may have, but I suspect the percentage is right about where it was. There are people without access to clean water, as well. It
is also true that many people in Chicago don't have heat in the dead of winter. This isn't because it was destroyed, but rather heating prices have
been really high here in Shy-Town and some can't afford it through the whole winter. Is it Dick Durbin's fault? Who knows, but probably not. That
was an opinion. I'm sure that if I took the time to go through all of Durbin's legislation, I could piece together a reason all of this is his
fault, but it probably wouldn't be the reality of the cause. However, I can assure you many of my right winged buddies would jump on the band wagon.
Not because the evidence was convincing, but because their hatrid for Dick Durbin makes them want
to believe, and thereby suspend disbelief or
skepticism. Words can be misleading, and numbers can lie. Unfortunately, as humans, we tend to believe that which we fear or want without question.
Not always, and recognizing that truely helps in preventing it, but it is our natural tendancy.
For example, I wanted
, so badly, for us to find WMDs in Iraq. We didn't, but the theory was presented that they were shipped to Syria.
Immediately I jumped on that band wagon. That must
have been what happened. No evidence, none whatsoever, yet I believed. Today, I don't. I
recognized that I had seen nor read any evidence to back this theory up. There was no reason for me to believe except that I wanted to believe.
Also, the cold logic of it is that it is to be expected the infrastructure of a nation is going to be damaged during a war. However, we're bringing
it back online for them. It takes some time, though. So, to slightly change the question/information:
Would the Iraqis be better off under Saddam with food, water and power, or free from Saddam, though some people may not have much food, clean water or
power for as long as 5 years? Is having the tooth pulled better or worse than having the lesser agony for the rest of your life?