In Reply to: Good Point posted by A Question on March 27, 2003 at 13:06:35:
One thing at a time. With that reasoning of yours, we'd never do anything. The world is full of despots and murderers of their own people, yes, but that doesn't mean we don't do anything about someone when we can - especially when it is adversely affecting us today. I just read an article from 1999 when Clinton tried to do something about Saddam which really resulted only in slapping his knuckles. This is not a new thing, he's blatantly been doing this for 12 years and when the time was right, 1991, we pulled back. We paid for it in 9/11, believe it if you want or not. It's just that now there is someone in the white house who actually backs up his words and does not back down. We have not had anyone like that in the white house for along time. It's no wonder the world is confused.
Yes, it's true, the U.S. thought Saddam was less harmless than he is, at one time. We ignorantly thought Iran was a worse force to contend with so we saved Saddam in that war, silly us.
Also, as someone said, if you think this war is about oil, then you need to sue your teacher for denying you the proper education you deserve.