Originally posted by 27jd
It is very sad that you are so blinded by patriotism and brainwashed by the media that you do not acknowledge the point here. Children are being
mangled, even if by accident. Is that really the answer to the world's problems? If it were your children it would be different, right? Children are
children, innocents are innocents, no matter what nationality. Imagine, your child (if you have one) mutilated, scared, confused and bleeding to
death, this is the reality for many innocents in Iraq, it makes me sick how many of my fellow Americans discount life just because they are not
American. You should be ashamed, there is NO good in war, even if it is war made by this "great country" the USA. Arkaleus I believe is wrong on
many issues, but not this one, perhaps you should consider medications if you think killing children is OK, as long as they're in another country.
[edit on 13-9-2004 by 27jd]
Ah, i see...so when the UN put sanctions in Iraq and over 500,000 children under the age of 5 died where were your cries for those children?
If there hadn't been a war, the UN would have made more sanctions, and 500,000 or more children under the age of 5 would have died in Iraq because of
Lets see what would have happened if we hadn't gone to war, don't just take my word, i always back up my information.
Iraqi Sanctions: Were They Worth It?
by Sheldon Richman, January 2004 [POSTED FEBRUARY 9, 2004]
In May 1996 Madeleine Albright, who was then the U.S. ambassador to the UN, was asked by 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, in reference to years
of U.S.-led economic sanctions against Iraq,
We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that is more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth
To which Ambassador Albright responded,
I think that is a very hard choice, but the price, we think, the price is worth it.
That remark caused no great public outcry, although, according to journalist Matt Welch, some students protested when Albright spoke at college
campuses. The following January Albright was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as President Clinton’s secretary of state. In her opening statement to the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which was considering her appointment, she said,
We will insist on maintaining tough U.N. sanctions against Iraq unless and until that regime complies with relevant Security Council
Now, if you ask me what i think, i say the death of any child is not alright, not at all, but what would have been the consequences of not going to
Do you know how many children died because of Saddam's regime? hundreds of thousands, together with their parents.
You can see in the above how many died because of another more peaceful mean was adopted to try to get Saddam to comply with the mandates of the
What were the mandates of the world? that he had to stop trying to build more wmd, and destroys everything that was banned, including any wmd that
were in his possession. Why did the world ask that? because he had shown to the world that he would invade other countries, and use whatever he had
in his power against others and even his own people.
[edit on 23-9-2004 by Muaddib]