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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yeah, well, we changed policy. No more destabilization, that didn't work. Now we nation build.



    You'll agree that's a distinction without a difference, eh?

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Those living under monarchies and dictatorships we set up and sponsor. Microsoft and Nike and Apple favorites that use slave labor.
    Trading with developing countries is an avenue to diplomatic engagement. I'm sure you agree that war is not always the answer. So, what do we do about countries that do not have human, civil, labor and enviromental rights (these things remain unaccounted externalities in their economy) but war is not necessary (or possible)? It doesn't mean that we're cool with everything they do (nor they with all that we do), it means we're going the same direction: towards democracy and away from dictatorship.

    It'll be generations before China and others have rights like ours, at least. What can we do?

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    DUH! It's because their leaders are greedy and they want money. US corporations aren't the ONLY ones to take advantage like that. Look at China! This is the fault of their own governments.

    Perhaps the United States should just run the world.
    We try to run the world.

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    And high school and university.


    And some people study history until they die.

    It's never too late to learn.

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    You'll agree that's a distinction without a difference, eh?
    Well, we give them money, money, money and help, help, help, and then we allow them to set up their own governments which turn on us. That's what happens a lot of times. So we set up governments with the hope that we can say, "here's your guy, now take care of yourselves." Of course we might think about what would benefit us and the rest of the world, but the stability and safety of the region is also taken into consideration. Never seems to work out that way though.

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    We try to run the world.
    Maybe we should. No more slave wage labor.

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    The US honors its UN agreements.



    The USA has violated the Geneva Convention.

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    We try to run the world.

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    And some people study history until they die.

    It's never too late to learn.
    Sure they are historians. There are no historians here.

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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Let's face it, the United States is damned if they do take action and damned if they don't take action, so we're always going to be the bad guys in some people's eyes who can't seem to grasp the entire picture.


    One way to avoid being the bad guy is to mind your own business and let others take care of theirs.

    Not that hard to do.

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