Registered: Aug 2002
Location: On the potak taking a shitak in the peltak with Selmak on Delmak
We (America and Britain) are agressive dictators in this situation. Our leaders are just as bad as Saddam on many counts, but few seem to realise that.
None of our leaders are as bad as Saddam on any count. Saddam is a dictator in his own right, with a lust for power reminicent of Milosevic, Stalin, and Hitler. He desires power for himself, he believes himself superior to others, and he will destroy anyone who gets in his way.
Recently, I believed that the United States should not act without prior approval of the UN when it comes to sending in a force to invade Iraq. Now, I believe the UN to be a group of impotent bureaucrats unable to enforce any mandate they present to countries in violation of their "regulations." All they can do is impose sanctions. Iraq tried to solve that problem by invading Kuwait and capturing its booty. What stopped that? Military force.
Saddam is a very dangerous man with very dangerous motives. You cannot rationalize with him like you would rationalize with, say, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Japan, or Australia. Why? Because he is totalitarian. He's in it for himself - his own personal power and glory. He uses fear and terror to rule. The above mentioned countries are democracies, and they are not ruled by the sword (or gun). Their goals are focused on the good of the people.
America doesn't like something in the Middle East/Arab world. America does whatever it needs to in order to march in, bomb, change a few things, then leave country to rot. .
A similar scenario happened about sixty years ago. The United States saw something they didn't like, did whatever they did to march in, bomb, and change a few things. The difference is, they called that World War II. And we didn't leave the countries involved to rot. Instead, they were offered democracy rather than a dictatorship. The result: Democracies that haven't been to war since and enjoying a thriving economy with peaceful relations.
This is something that needs to be done to Iraq. Saddam is a timebomb waiting to go off, and he needs to be gone. Any pre-emptive action will bring criticism, but if we do nothing, what will be the results? If only we'd thought of doing this when Hilter first rose to power...
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