From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 09 Mar 2003 - 19:50:52 GMT
At 12:44 PM 09/03/03 -0600, you wrote:
> > the warmongers are constantly talking about how supposedly, we need
> > war to make peace. what an oxymoronic neo-conservative media spinning
> > crock of bullshit. the iraqi war would only kill thousands of U.S.
> > troops, tens of thousands of iraqi's and cost the country hundreds of
> > billions of dollars. I'm not sure if you live in america but we are
> > very aware of the costs of the war. the majority of american people
> > are opposed to the war but bush (who also did not win with a majority
> > of the votes) continues to bang the war drum. your response disgusts
> > me!
>Actually, 59% of US citizens support the US policy, and 84% believe
>that Saddam is indeed flummoxing the inspectors. Let the Kurds,
>Shiites and Sunnis of Iraq choose; they are BEGGING us to liberate
>them! They have already lost a million people to that mustachioed
>madman in the past two decades and eight million have fled into exile
>and refugeehood. They would vastly prefer to lose thousands of
>citizens to unintentional death in a quick liberation on the other side of
>which lies freedom, democracy and human rights, than to have another
>million brutally butchered by Saddam over the next twenty years. As far
>as the cost; war does cost, but 9/11 cost more than 100 billion. We
>must not allow that to happen again with smuggled-in WMD's.
Joe makes the case that there are cost on both sides which might be higher
than a quick war.
That is likely true, though it should be tempered by the chance that
something *worse* than Saddam could emerge.
Along such a line, there was a story of Iraq troops walking over the border
and trying to surrender. I don't know exactly what happened, but they may
have been sent back and told to wait till the war starts.
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