chiron777, on Mar 23 2003, 05:31 PM, said:
Rhea, on Mar 23 2003, 02:21 PM, said:
And in the end, I don't really believe for a moment that *we* are in the right to tell the Iraquis that their government is not acceptable to us.
It's not just about Saddam - it's about the US, our place in the world and what we seem to suddenly feel is our God-given right to impose OUR wishes on everybody else.
Is that clear enough?
We could easily paint it anyway we want and boom another third world nation conquered by us. If we can tell the UN to go to hell, what chance does a third world nation have if it has natural resources that US covets?!
I say again..Oil is the last of the reasons. The US imports very little of our total oil imports from Iraq, just about 2 %
George Bush, King of the World..LOL..It is not just the US, going in alone. We do have the support of other countries, please do not forget this.
I find it rather simplistic to say that this is about that WE have the "right" to tell the Iraqius that we don't like thier system of government...
We told the UN to go to..well where ever..but they have had 12 years to try and do something..they have passed resolution after resolution and all the while member nations have been undermining those by selling Iraq forbidden stuff on the sly and making them loans. The UN has demonstrated that they have no teeth, no power to make others heed those resolutions...
These people have been DENIED the right to chose their system of government..They have been held hostage throught terror and force by a DICTATOR who does what he wishes and is answerable to no one!
How is it wrong to help right an injustice?