posted on Jan, 11 2009 @ 07:03 PM
Originally posted by DarkSecret
Iraqis were living under terrible oppression ruled with an iron fist by a minority.
Saddam was a strange psychotc dude BUT Iraq was almost alone in the region in using vast portions of their oil revenue to educate the people, build a
secular society, and give a reasonable standard of living, if not to all, then to many. Prior to sanctions Iraq had the lowest infant mortality toll
in the region - and that's a really good indicator of overall health.
Of course, if you crossed him, he'd destroy your family and possibly your whole town. However, things weren't as bad as has been made out by the US
media... until the West imposed sanctions. Even then, people still ate, even if clean water was a problem because Iraq wasn't allowed to import
replacement parts for its water treatment facilities, which we were bombing in direct violation of the Geneva Conventions.
And for many Iraqis, being Sunni or Shia wasn't a huge issue. Saddam was secularising Iraq, and it was only after we went back in there and started
the two factions at each others throats - a technique that was used, for example, to divide Cyprus so Nato could continue to use it - that a real
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Saddam was bad and even though the invasion didn't go too well many iraqis are still better off without him.
The "war on terror" - and by terrorists - has directly killed a minimum of 62,006 people, created 4.5 million refugees and cost the US
more than the sum needed to pay off the debts of every poor nation on earth.
and if the country were stable without car bombs (which are not US made but rather iranian made) then most of the population would feel good
in their newly found "liberation" from a tirant. these same bombs were around in Spain or Ireland made by their own home grown terrorists/freedom
fighters. eventually they stopped killing each other. the US had a civil war over some of their own issues... eventually iraq will be peaceful in a
I'd reply to that, but it doesn't hang together as an argument. It's just drivel. Anyway, I'm sick of trying to deny ignorance that's as wilful
and self-centred as this. You also say that the US needs this oil. Well the Nazis needed lebensraum
baby and we all know how they're viewed.