Monday, November 01, 2004

The World was Safer with Sadam Hussein Leading Iraq

"A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped."
Norman Mailer (1923 - ), U.S. novelist and journalist.

The results are in. Yes, the world and the United States would be a safer place if Saddam Hussein was still in power. And, if the United States had continued to keep the pressure on the dictator to ensure that he was neutralized as much as possible, more than 100,000 people would be alive today.

More than 1,100 American troops have died in Iraq. But, supporters of our invasion of Iraq are quick to point out that Hussein was killing thousands of Iraqis as one of several rationalizations for invading the country. Bob Herbert, a New York Times columnist, reports that the unofficial estimates by a survey conducted by Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and Al Mustansiriya University in Baghdad compared the death rates of Iraqis before and after the American invasion and it found that 100,000 more Iraqis have died in the 18 months since the invasion than would have been expected based on the Iraqi death rates before the war.

How can American justify that? There is no way! America cannot justify this war. This war was revenge for Bush and oil for Cheney. Just ask why Bush has Hussein’s pistol in his office. All the evidence has now shown that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction and that there was no connection between Al Qaeda and Hussein concerning 9/11.

The Misanthrope believes that this is the darkness time of our recent history. What is particularly disquieting is our lack of history. The United States is just another country that is going to be evicted by the citizens of Iraq. We have alienated many of our allies and lower our world standing, and finally, divided our nation. This is the beginning of the end of American dominance and standing as a world leader, if Bush is elected.

"Democracy is a difficult kind of government. It requires the highest qualities of self-discipline, restraint, a willingness to make commitments and sacrifices for the general interest, and it also requires knowledge."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917 - 1963), U.S. president.

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