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  1. #21  
    Well, if a chain email says it's so, it must be!

    *sigh* Look, you obviously were ON the Internet when you posted that. So you have NO excuse for not doing a little research:
    http://www.orwelliantimes.com/2004/04/26.html

    Nareau
  2. #22  
    We can argue about the reasons that led to the war but politics aside do you honestly believe that Iraqis would be better off under Saddam.

    (I'm not just talking to you nareau).
  3. #23  
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/war/reynolds.asp

    [quote]* Over 400,000 kids have up-to-date immunizations.
    [\quote]
    So that is where the flu shots went
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  4. #24  
    Honestly, I don't know. I think a good place to start would be a simple death toll comparison: Does anyone know how many Iraqi citizens were killed every day under Saddam? Or what the average casualty rate is now?

    Surely such a simple comparison won't answer the question entirely, but it's a good place to start. It's hard to argue against a person being better off alive than dead.

    Even if all the facts were known and provable, I think it's a subjective question. Is it better to live under a ruthless dictator, unable to speak or worship freely, but be free from fear of attack?

    Furthermore, back during the Gulf War, I remember talking with someone about why we shouldn't be going after Saddam. They believed that if we deposed Saddam, he would be replaced by a horde of horrible religious extremists. And that's exactly what's happening.

    Forgive me for reading into things, but I think your question implies, "do you honestly believe that Iraqis would be better off under Saddam than under the US occupying forces." I think a more useful question would be, "were the Iraqi people better off under Saddam, or living in a warzone because the religious zealouts are trying to fill the power vaccuum left by the destruction of Saddam's regime?"

    I do believe that the situation has been made worse by the US invasion of Iraq.

    Nareau
  5. #25  
    Quote Originally Posted by carter437
    We can argue about the reasons that led to the war but politics aside do you honestly believe that Iraqis would be better off under Saddam.

    (I'm not just talking to you nareau).
    I think they went from a bad situtuation to a worse one...
    Nowadays it seems to be more dangerous to live there then when Saddam was there.. hopefully things get better soon.
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  6. #26  
    This is what I saw...

    Truth or fiction on that letter..
  7. #27  
    Quote Originally Posted by carter437
    We can argue about the reasons that led to the war but politics aside do you honestly believe that Iraqis would be better off under Saddam.

    (I'm not just talking to you nareau).
    Regardless of Saddam, the majority of Iraqis have turned their anger at us, and view us as hostile occupiers. A USA today poll from March 2004 shows only one in three think we are going more good than harm. And that was taken BEFORE Abu Girabe! I shudder to think what the poll is now?

    You have to admit a problem before you can solve it. I heard Cheney say the other day, every Iraqi he talks to says we are doing a fantastic job? Some of you prefer to live in Cheney's fantasyland, but I prefer reality myself.

    Having the Iraq people on our side in the long run, I think is an important goal, and we are in danger of losing their support permanently, if we choose to ignore the problem.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/i...ll-cover_x.htm
    Last edited by cellmatrix; 10/27/2004 at 11:33 AM.
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