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TextThere is No comparison between what our troops did and what Saddam or the beheading terrorists have done. Somebody is blowing smoke!!
Originally posted by Jalengrma
The liberal American press is the impetus behind the furor over the abu ghraib "torture" pictures/scandal! How ridiculous...a few soldiers go " a little" over the top and "embarrass some prisoners" and now the whole military is sadistic!
Originally posted by ZeroDeep
Bush is a passive Saddam.
I would like take this opportunity to encourage everyone who does not agree with what America (or the UK) is doing in Iraq to move to France.
The human race, no matter how "civilized" it becomes, will always require war. War is something humans will NEVER outgrow. Pacifism only gets you conquered in the long run, read some history books.
You know what else? War is atrocious. It's a horrible, vile, despicable aspect of human nature. That's not gonna change either, not in any significant way. War is never going to be pleasant.
The Coalition has launched one of the nicest, most politically correct wars in recorded history, and still people gripe. Read some of the atrocious things that have occurred in past wars (worldwide) and prove me right.
Iraqi individuals are INFINITELY better off than they were before we went in there. Yes, some innocent civilians died, but how many innocent civilians had been killed before we arrived, and how many more would have been killed had we not gone at all? A TON more than died in the war effort. Has no one heard of the Greatest Good? If one person has to die to save one thousand, it sucks for that one person, but isn't it worth it?
People who would rather see more of their own innocent countrymen dead than risk embarassing a few foreign combatants make me physically ill.
I would like to tell you to dig a hole and stay in it, cause thats obviously where you mind is.
The pioneers of a warless world are those who refuse military service - Einstein. Yea, lets go to war cause everyone else is doing it. Have you ever stopped to consider that war encourages war? We can defend ourselves, but whats this crap about pre-emptive strike all about? If we had that in the COLD WAR, MOST WOULDN"T EVEN BE ALIVE RIGHT NOW!!!
Couldn't agree more. The much heralded precision missiles probably helped out some with that...oh, no, wait, they killed many innocents too..
Nice propaganda. Make an assertion, make someone else prove it wrong. Prove it right!!!! The latest Iraqi war had tripled the casualties from the GULF WAR! I won't even go beyond that, because that's your responsibility to prove your own assertion.
Let's see, the US helped put Saddam into power. The US helped supply Saddam with WMDs. The UN oil-for-food program involved companies illegaly (sic) buying oil that we now allow to rebuild Iraq and companies in which members of the Bush administration were involved in. The money which went into Saddams pocket. Yea, I could see him taking care of the rest.
J1M - People who would rather see more of their own innocent countrymen dead than risk embarassing a few foreign combatants make me physically ill.
The whole point is, did we need to go to war??? Was Saddam an immediate threat? I say no.
Originally posted by d1k
Where did you get that from what I wrote? Sometimes I do think we should just drop a flurry of nukes and wipe out all those savages though.
TextI guess that would have been a lot easier and more convenient for the American people.
So it looks like everyone else thinks we should have left Saddam in Iraq to torture and kill Iraqis until his heart was content and he died of old age. I guess that would have been a lot easier and more convenient for the American people. We didn't jump the gun going into Iraq, we waited too long
Originally posted by Just1Man
"Operation Staunch" discouraged all arms sales. It especially discouraged arms sales to Iran. This does NOT equate to encouraging arms sales to Iraq.
Can anyone back up some of the stuff that's been said about KBR? I don't mean liberal media speculation, either. I read one time that Dick Cheney was a reptoid alien, who would have guessed? I've seen a ton of really BAD allegations, but when I started digging, it turns up unfounded, based on a confidential top secret document, or based on an anonymous tip.