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Submitted by Discouraged (United States), Jul 14, 2007 at 09:30

I have just a short time, so my response will not be as in depth as I would like it...

1) Giving Saddam the benefit of the doubt....

First, Who are we to give anyone the benefit of the doubt when we are the only country to have used a weapon of mass destructruction (ie atomic bomb) during warfare? I DON'T care what your explanation is...."it saved so many american lives, it was the only way to stop japan, blah blah blah"...those explanations only mean to me that the US government and it's "scientists" weren't smart enough to come up with a different plan. Drop a bomb, ask questions later. Second, still no wmd have been found................

2)Condemnation by others...

First, the other countries persons I was referring to have never been to the US, and didn't particularly care to come to the US. You are assuming that the entire world wants to come to America. But I bet if you took a poll, most of the people who wanted to come to America or who were in America on a visa would not be bashing America. They would be saying how great America is. You must separate the wants and the want nots before making that generalization that everyone wants to come here but that they all bash it.

3) The wrongs in the name of Islam...

The "wrongs that have been carried out against us in the name of Islam" were carried out by radical Muslims. Just like the mormon fundamentalists (polygamists, etc) were separated from the mainstream by being cast out, so have these radicals been separated. Any true Muslim will tell you that these are not real Muslims. The problem is not Islam, it is these nut-cases who are hiding behind Islam. However, I've said it before and I will say it again, that there are threats in from radicals in every culture and religion. Who was it that called for the assassination of the Venezuelan president...Pat Robertson! How is that any different than a "muslim radical" calling for the assassination of an American? It's only that now the tables are turned. What happened to "do unto others"? I still think that we need to clean up our own backyards before taking on the entire neighborhood.

I would respond more, but I have to leave now...maybe later.

Submitting....

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