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Submitted by Elle (United States), Nov 5, 2007 at 14:57

1. good point. but i still must contend that although it is important to judge countries by the present not past. If we don't we are confronted with a lot of problems. We would have to first conclude that Germany is a horrible country because of WWII. We would then have to condemn France for the French revolution, and likewise England for their actions against the American colonies and so on. Every single country would have to be judged as a bad country. I am not, by any means saying that any country's history should be forgoten but the reason we do this is so we DO NOT REPEAT THE PAST. What good is history if we see it as an irepressable cycle?

2 Okay, mayby this wasn't clear enough the first time. In a way it doesn't matter how a person died. In another it does. It doesn't matter because, like you said, they are dead. Some one who died in a natural disaster is just as dead as a murder victim. But it does matter in the feild of justice. A murderer must not be allowed to get away with his crimes. With a tsunami what are you supposed to do? Flog the sea? But a terrorist, supported by their government, can and should be punished. If we let people, especialy terrorists, get away with a direct attack against any government others are sure to follow.

3 Why do you seem so sure that it is impossible for America to establish a democracy in Iraq? And yes, I agree, people will probably die, but I don't agree that it is right to simply stand around and let it happen. "To whom much is given much is required." The same goes with America. We have been given much. Why then does the whole world critisize us for trying to help another people? We have done nothing but help Iraq. And, Lord willing, we will continue to fight to help save thousands of lives from not only death but the torture and oppresion that so many dictators have, in the past, exacted against the people of Iraq.

elle

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