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

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    These categories aren't distinct. Both political parties have a background in the idea of shaping the world to our interests. It's what the world gets for starting two World Wars and a Cold War while insisting we have a part in each. And doing what you suggest is very grey. The history of Vietnam (going back to Roosevelt) proves how grey adhering to your suggestion is. The only black and white is whether or not we are in the word or isolated. There is no coincidence that our involvement in World War I was the era in which globalization really began (though I could argue that it started with the War of 1812). We had to learn the hard way with World War II that staying in the world's affairs was a necessity if only for our own security. If the world powers didn't prove twice that their greatest talent is to suck the rest of us into their party of gore and destruction then we wouldn't be in the position we are in now looking for the world to look more like us.

    But we basically do keep our nose out of other people's business. This has always been an exaggeration. We are looked down upon by Europeans for not sticking our noses into their business sooner during both Wolrd Wars. We didn't tell Cold War dictators to abuse their people; we merely wanted stability. We did nothing to fix Afghanistan until after 9/11, but we are blamed for not sticking our nose into their affairs prior to. In fact, people have gone so far as to state that American got what it deserved since we left Afghanistan the way we did. So, American can't win either way. What we do is conduct business with governments. That's it. It is not our fault that the Chinese deal with an oppresive state simply because we conduct business with their government. It is not our fault that France is the world's chief supplier of weapons to Africa simply because we conduct business with its government. It is not our fault that Europe and China was dumping toxic waste in Somali waters throughout the 1990s that set the conditions for piracy, which demands American interference yet again in securing international water ways. You can believe in a theory of utopia all you want, but as long as we live in a world of other competitive and leeching powers, we are burdened with a leadership role over misfits who hypocritically and pathetically preach to us about morality. Morality is not watching human abuses across the world, yet international law through the United Nations insists on just that. France's moral war against Gudaffi seemed pathetic given a month prior they insisted on supporting their dictator in Tunisia. Is this moral?

    But let's talk about humanitarian issues. Feeding Somalis through the UN also came with combat operations against those who disrupted humanitarian operations. We were conducting humanitarian operations in Kurdistan throughout the 1990s while Iraq was starving to death under the UN. See how quickly a humanitarian mission gets bloody? Very quickly even our missions of humanitarianism turn to violence because we live in a world full of ****. And **** has weapons and intents that don't meet with our own.

    We have been attacked twice in our history once we took shape. Pearl Harbor = War in the Pacific. 9/11 = Afghanistan. There is a whole lot of conflict and wars not mentioned here. Why is this? Does American security involve economic security and way of life, which involves far more than a simple pre-requisite of being physically attacked? What was the Revolutionary War about other than economic security and the means in which to internationally trade in accordance to our wants? The United States has never been what you preach we should be. Even Jefferson and Adams was dissapointed in democracy during their time. People are stupid and given the freedom to decide self-interest they will always doom a bigger picture. This is true for our internal politicis and international politics. Hell, given a democratic vote, we would not have physically participated in World War I or in the European theatre for World War II. Lucky for the world and for us we have leaders that do what they believe is right at the time despite American selfishness and a false idea of morality.

    That's America.
    In other words - screw the will of the people and morality. The Neo-Con elite of America will do whatever they wish and no matter how awful it is...it's always the right thing to do in the grand scheme of things because it's America.

    No offense, but what a load of Neo-con nonsense.


    And this part you typed: 'But we basically do keep our nose out of other people's business.'

    That is - to my knowledge - the single most ignorant statement I have read on this forum in at least a few weeks.

    American troops are stationed in almost 150 countries and you say America basically keeps it nose out of other people's business?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Exactly, and I've already posted where Blix warned both the US & and the UK that their inspection findings didn't indicate war on Iraq was necessary.

    The inspection team and the UN were ignored by those with an agenda.
    In his book and reports to the UN Blix admitted that Iraq was not fully cooperating with the weapons inspectors.

    That alone is enough cause for the invasion even without the plethora of other reasons.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    In his book and reports to the UN Blix admitted that Iraq was not fully cooperating with the weapons inspectors.

    That alone is enough cause for the invasion even without the plethora of other reasons.

    That alone was not enough for anyone familiar with the findings of the 700 inspections and the decision by the body that paid for and conducted the inspections, which was they did not merit attack.

    The threat was fabricated and the fearful bought it. A few are still buying it!
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    It would also be easy for you to look it up yourself. And while you're doing that you might get educated.
    the "evidence" that I can find correlates with what others here have said.

    You appear to be the man with an alternative source that should correct this lack of information.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Actually, I don't know who lied. Could you please tell me?
    here are some examples:

    As Secretary of State Powell summarized in his February 5, 2003 presentation to the U.N. Security Council, "the facts and Iraq's behavior show that Saddam Hussein and his regime are concealing their efforts to produce more weapons of mass destruction."[36]
    Rationale for the Iraq War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The White House Iraq Group (aka, White House Information Group or WHIG) was the propaganda arm of the White House whose purpose was to sell the 2003 invasion of Iraq to the public. The task force was set up in August 2002 by White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card and chaired by Karl Rove to coordinate all the executive branch elements in the run-up to the war in Iraq. One example of the WHIG's functions and influence is the "escalation of rhetoric about the danger that Iraq posed to the U.S., including the introduction of the term 'mushroom cloud'"[1
    the full article should quite interesting for you ....

    White House Iraq Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    especially when you compare what is said in Blix's statement:

    Full text: Hans Blix's briefing to the UN security council | World news | guardian.co.uk

    then there is the issue of 9/11 ...

    Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda link allegations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    there is a lot more, but basically regardless of which government was in, the US had been itching to go into Iraq for years. 9/11 provided a way of ensuring they didn't have to do it alone - and the WMD lies were fuel to the fire.

    the US population especially was manipulated: Popular opinion in the United States on the invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    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 Muhammed View Post
    In his book and reports to the UN Blix admitted that Iraq was not fully cooperating with the weapons inspectors.

    That alone is enough cause for the invasion even without the plethora of other reasons.
    wiser people than you, including the inspectors on the ground in Iraq, would disagree.
    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
    Well, gotta log off from this computer because I'm done with work for the day and it's Friday! Woo-hoo!!!
    I am shocked that you use your employers time in that way.
    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?

    Wow, I asked you who lied about WMD's and you gave me a books worth of material to read....thanks! If you care what I think about your argument, you'll break it down into a concise paragraph to make your point, if you can.




    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    here are some examples:



    Rationale for the Iraq War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    the full article should quite interesting for you ....

    White House Iraq Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    especially when you compare what is said in Blix's statement:

    Full text: Hans Blix's briefing to the UN security council | World news | guardian.co.uk

    then there is the issue of 9/11 ...

    Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda link allegations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    there is a lot more, but basically regardless of which government was in, the US had been itching to go into Iraq for years. 9/11 provided a way of ensuring they didn't have to do it alone - and the WMD lies were fuel to the fire.

    the US population especially was manipulated: Popular opinion in the United States on the invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
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    Re: Is the world a better place without Saddam Hussein?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Wow, I asked you who lied about WMD's and you gave me a books worth of material to read....thanks! If you care what I think about your argument, you'll break it down into a concise paragraph to make your point, if you can.
    I can give you dot points ... but if you weren't following what was happening at the time, you are better off familiarizing yourself with the full picture.

    Really, to me this was common knowledge - even before the invasion started it was discussed in the media that there were doubts and inconsistencies, and over the next few years the evidence showed that these doubts were well founded.

    anyone who looked at a variety of media sources over those years would know what was lied about, and if not aware of the actual source, would be aware that some key people were regurgitating lies which bolstered their agenda.

    not exclusively in the US, either.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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