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Submitted by Tom Pensyl (United States), Oct 17, 2003 at 00:44

Although I was glad to see Sadam Hussein knocked off his perch, I am having serious doubts whether we should have invaded Iraq. For one thing, I don't see why we should go into billions and billions of debt to rebuild a country that probably won't even be thankful for it. Not to mention our dead and wounded. In truth, I would not be willing to sacrifice the life of one of my young sons so the Iraqi people can have freedom and democracy. If they want it, then they should fight for it themselves.

I appreciate your courage and common sense in your articles, Dr. Pipes. Thanks and keep up the good work.

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When it's all said and done, they will probably end up with one of two results. Either they will vote in some kind of ...Islamic government or they will wind up with some other ...strong man like Sadam. And all our blood, sweat and dollars will have been in vain. As long as we can have some kind of friendly relationship with their government so we can keep some of our forces stationed there, it would be enough. We may need to go bust some heads in Syria or Iran sometime.

Sometimes, I think rather than invading like we did also in Afganistan, we should demand they turn over who we want, i.e. Sadam or Bin Laden and if they don't, ...

I think it's only a matter of time until they get their own nukes and sneak them into our cities. Then people may be ready to admit, it really was a war with Islam and not just a war against some vague concept of terror.
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