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Re: “The hypocrisy of the American pro-life movement

Much of the suffering of Iraq during the time of sanctions was because Saddam was building Palaces and a war machine rather than helping his people. Plus Oil for Food was totally exploited by our enemies and allies alike… with corrupt officials at the UN being particularly well rewarded..

The humane thing during that period would have been to knock out Saddam so he couldn't continue to use the suffering of his people as a propaganda tool... oh wait, that's what GWB did.

All this angst against America seems to assume letting Saddam the Madman have his way would have netted zero loss of life and liberty. History doesn’t support that assertion and it is patently ludicrous.

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Posted by jimmy on January 28, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Re: “The hypocrisy of the American pro-life movement

The question comes down to one that asks, "Is any war just?".

In the event that the answer to that question is true then casualties of the war are inevitable. Saddam and his sons Uday and Qusay... the evil pig latin brothers... had their thumb on the country in such a way that personal liberty and freedom was not a choice.

We can debate the justifications and objectives of the war as reasonable people but I do think deposing an evil maniacal dictator who murdered hundreds of thousands of his countrymen... who had invaded and pillaged another country and who continued to violate the conditions of the '91 cease fire agreement rises to the level of reasonable.

Add to this his cat and mouse games with the weapons inspectors, all of the intelligence reports that suggested his aims for nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, his defiance of 12 years of UN sanctions and resolutions, his attempted assassination of a US president and his state sponsorship of terrorism and I think any reasonable person would tilt toward taking the maniac out.

Now if someone wants to be a Monday morning quarterback and pretend we can undo reasonable decisions made on information we had at the time; and with which over 90% of congress agreed; I'm not sure what to say about that.

The losses of life in war are a tragedy but they are not uncommon and some things, such as the quest for liberty, are more important than life itself. Trying to draw some moral parallel between this incident and abortion is a bit of a stretch.

George W Bush never made the case that we went into Iraq to protect our oil interests. His father George H W Bush made that case in the earlier war... but his father also stirred an insurrection against Saddam and then, for political benefit and in concert with the UN world community, abandoned them to be slaughtered in an incident that makes the Bay of Pigs seem like a Sunday social by comparison. It was mistrust by the people of Iraq because of this that caused the majority of our strife in the aftermath of the invasion.

God bless George W. Bush for having the stones to see this through and finish what should have been completed by his father in '91. God Bless George W. Bush for assuring that those who did sacrifice did not do so in vain.

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Posted by jimmy on January 28, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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