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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    lols - so you would be ok with all that?

    looking at the way americans reacted to 911, I doubt it!
    Well, I can see that you are just full of negativity towards the United States.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Anyhow, that's completely irrelevant to the argument.
    not really. you are talking about how the world is a better place. you are implying that Iraqis, many of whom are worse off in terms of personal security, are "bitching" about how bad it is.

    I suspect that they are doing exactly what americans would do in a similar situation - and if it happened to you, you WOULD have every right to complain.

    Its insensitive to minimize the suffering of the Iraqi people the way you do.

    I find it offensive.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    not really. you are talking about how the world is a better place. you are implying that Iraqis, many of whom are worse off in terms of personal security, are "bitching" about how bad it is.
    No, I'm referring to people here on the forum.

    I suspect that they are doing exactly what americans would do in a similar situation - and if it happened to you, you WOULD have every right to complain.
    Perhaps.

    Its insensitive to minimize the suffering of the Iraqi people the way you do.

    I find it offensive.
    No one is minimizing anything. It's important to focus on the future and not cry about the past. Sorry if you can't understand that. You can go right ahead and be offended. I really don't care.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, I can see that you are just full of negativity towards the United States.
    you lost 3000 people due to the actions of a bunch of criminals.

    you invaded two countries because of that.

    Iraq has lost hundreds of thousands due to the invasion, people are less safe than they were under a vicious dictator, and you seem to think they should stop bitching?
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    you lost 3000 people due to the actions of a bunch of criminals.

    you invaded two countries because of that.

    Iraq has lost hundreds of thousands due to the invasion, people are less safe than they were under a vicious dictator, and you seem to think they should stop bitching?
    What good does it do? Tell me that.

    Is bitching about it going to bring those dead people back? No. It isn't. The most important thing is to focus on the future now.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    No, I'm referring to people here on the forum.



    Perhaps.



    No one is minimizing anything. It's important to focus on the future and not cry about the past. Sorry if you can't understand that. You can go right ahead and be offended. I really don't care.
    you are minimizing the impact.

    saddam's being there didn't matter to most people outside Iraq, he was no threat to the US .. and it wouldn't have made one iota of difference to the average American who was in charge of Iraq.

    it mattered most to the Iraqis, and what may have made things better for them (the removal of a violent dictator) has made their lives worse.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    What good does it do? Tell me that.

    Is bitching about it going to bring those dead people back? No. It isn't. The most important thing is to focus on the future now.
    many Iraqis can see no future in their country. that's why there are two million refugees.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    you are minimizing the impact.

    saddam's being there didn't matter to most people outside Iraq, he was no threat to the US .. and it wouldn't have made one iota of difference to the average American who was in charge of Iraq.

    it mattered most to the Iraqis, and what may have made things better for them (the removal of a violent dictator) has made their lives worse.
    He was a threat to stability in the region, which in turn effects the rest of us. He was a madman, plain and simple.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    many Iraqis can see no future in their country. that's why there are two million refugees.
    And people who constantly spread hate and negativity do nothing to help those people. That kind of negativity is much more harmful than helpful.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    I am sure you would just pick yourself up and dust yourself off if your country was blown to smithereens, hundreds of thousands of your countrymen were killed and maimed, millions more fled, and the place continued to be more dangerous for you and your family indefinitely into the future.
    it's what most Americans did.... following the civil war.

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