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  • by sheriff_p (1577) on 2003.04.25 4:25 (#19449) Journal
    Opinions like this really sicken me.

    "OK, the old regime was oppressive to its people"

    That's a bit of an understatement. The Iraqi regime habitually and systematically raped, murdered, and tortured. Imagine you're an Iraqi living under Saddam's regime, and you see self-important Americans marching to prevent war, because they're worried of a terrorist threat, a couple of days after your youngest daughter was gang-raped, while being videoed, so the footage could be used to blackmail her. Imagine your brother being 'disappeared'. Imagine having your son beaten to death in front of you because he didn't completely support the regime. And then think back to these Americans marching to 'save' you.

    Go get a clue before loudly wondering if the liberation of Iraq increases your infinitessimal chance of being struck by terrorism.
    • There are many regimes as bad and worse than Iraq. The US and UN did nothing for Indonesia's people under the old regime there.

      And the war was about Weapons of Mass Destruction, not human rights. WMDs have not been found and the UN could have continued (at least the atomic agency said they could work with or without the support of the Iraqi regime). But now Blix and those qualified have been pushed aside so some CIA and other dubious agencies for the US can 'find' WMDs.

      --

      @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
      print reverse @JAPH;
    • Oh, you completely misunderstood me. I'm not afraid at all of being struck by terrorism. I feel completely safe.

      I'm just saying that those people who thought that say'd be safer now should get a clue.