This is from the rants page at Stuff you can use, I think this is A very good representation of WHY we need to take out saddam and HIS Iraq...I agree
with this post completely!
In my city we are going to have an anti-war protest soon led by the Mayor.
Hating america is the new sport in the West now. It is fashionable to dislike American foreign policy and to hate what Bush is doing or going to do in
Yet few people I have talked to on the topic are aware of the issues in totality (not that I am the font of wisdom on it either) but they are just
parroting the slogans and arguments of the fashionable vocal few.
Little do people realise that what is good for America in this situation is good for the West.
People here like their cheap petrol so they can run their expensive SUVs.
They like the freedom of being able to visit countries and not be blown up, as in Bali.
They like the democracy and the freedom to live as they wish and not be controlled by a fanatic violent Islamic minority.
To achieve those freedoms sometimes you have to fight for them as their grandparents did. History repeats itself, with the present situation similar
to the appeasement policies of Chamberlain before WW2. Appeasment never worked in the past and it won't work now.
Saddam needs to be removed; if he isn't, then there must always be American and British troops protecting the northern and southern borders. There
can be no relaxing the controls on the region. Weapons will continue to filter through to Saddam via uscrupulous, mendacious arms dealers.
Never will they be able to withdraw. As soon as they do Saddam will return to killing the Kurds, or attacking Kuwait, or rebuilding his military. The
guy is a violent, homocidal murderer. Read his biography. It is all there, laid out with his sadistic bully-boy sons. America's biggest mistake was
not taking him out when they first had the chance.
OK, some innocent people are going to die; that is unfortunate. Inocent people are dying and have died there already at the hands of Saddam. War will
not bring an improvement but it will bring an end. Some Iraqis support their president, therefore they, by proxy, must face the consequences of the
decisions they made to elect him.
Maybe you will say that they didn't support him, that he has a reign of terror over them. All the more reason to remove him from power.
Is it so wrong to want to secure the oil supply for your country from those who would use it against you? Do people in the West remember and want a
rerun of the oil crisis in the 70s? Carless days, rationing... How long will your average anti-war protester last when their car is taken off the
road, when they have to pay exhorbitant amounts for their petrol?
It happened in the past and it can happen again.
It is not Bush who flew the planes into the buildings, who bombed the nightclub in Bali, who committed many other attacks against the West. It is not
America that has infliltrated the West with terrorist cells, that run schools, training children to hate you, and all you believe in.
It is not the West that wants an end to democracy, and the destruction of the way of life that gives you the right to get out and protest. Did you see
many protestors in Taliban's Afghanastan, in Saddam's Iraq?
There are people out there who hate you because you are a Westerner. They want your society, and your freedoms removed; they want you dead.
Best to cut the head off the snake when it is a baby than to wait another 10 or 15 years and have to fight a serpent entwined throughout society.