posted on Nov, 16 2006 @ 10:40 PM
Originally posted by ThroatYogurt
Why are these lives more expendable than the ones that Saddam killed? Sorry if this is off any topic, but I am outraged at what is going on there.
we've done this in the past in both somalia and bosnia, so saying that we dont care unless there is an ulterior motive is just plain wrong. the
simple facts are that our military is overstretched in the quagmire that is iraq.
Originally posted by CameronFox
It's too bad that the government picks and chooses who deserves to be protected agaist tyrants.
The United States waited how long in 1991 when Saddam was starving and killing all the Kurds AFTER we liberated Kuwait
we promised the other arab countries in the coalition that we wouldnt take the fight all the way to bagdad. why dont you blame them for letting the
kurds get slaughtered?
.....How long did we wait to help the Jews from Hitler?
we started supplying the allied powers from the very beginning. we could not
enter the war because the american people had taken a very strong
neutrality stance. it took pearl harbor to wake them up.....and the record shows that even after that, our first priority was helping rid europe of
the nazis. thousands of US soldiers in the pacific died or were imprisoned because of our desire to free europe first.
...... and how long did Bush 41 wait to help in Bosnia?
umm, that was clinton.
I think its obvious...you hit the nail on the head with your post. You have to have something we need BEFORE we send aid.
the only obvious part is that you need to buy a history book.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
WMD's, Iraq had none, but that was our reason.
yes he did....we sold them to him. what he did not
have was a nuclear program. we thought he did because he wanted us to. he wanted us to
because he was deathly afraid of iran's nuclear ambition and what they would do if they thought his military was in the shape that it was.
Nkorea has them, but we chooose to ignore them.
no, it's called learning from your mistakes. we are trying as much diplomacy as we can first
Liberation, We are there to free a enslaved nation... whom dont want us there.
But we choose to ignore the plight in somalia
that's funny, because i've got a buddy who's still got shrapnel in his leg from a grenade tossed at him in mogadishu...you can blame clinton for
turning tail on that one.
Threat to the USA, Iraq was the LEAST threat out of a long list of countries.
not according the the intelligence at the time. i've never been a supporter of the iraq war, but it was a bipartisan venture, and everyone agreed on
the intel at the time