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The West can't police the entire world

Reader comment on item: Prepare to attack [Iran]
in response to reader comment: Yea let's nuke them for the love of Freedom!

Submitted by Claire (United States), Jun 26, 2008 at 00:06

Sorry Nura, but the West can't be blamed for everything that goes wrong in the world where they didn't show up to help as soon as you would have preferred. And if the West had shown up early in those other countries, someone would be complaining about that, too. Anything they do is judged to be "imperialism." Notice the U.S. did side with the Muslims in Bosnia.

Why are you in the U.S. if you hate the West so much? Isn't there some other place you'd rather be? Do you realize that the vast majority of people killed in Iraq have been killed by non-Westerners? I don't think Bush was right to attack Iraq, and suspect it was faulty intelligence that gave him the green light, but Middle Eastern warlords have kept the war going.

Iran's leader is a loose cannon (literally) and might attack other countries in the region. I doubt we'd even be interested in Iran if they hadn't been purposely acting aggressive and making statements that suggest they plan to attack Israel.

I also hate that people don't have basic services, and I hate that national leaders are war mongers who know how to manipulate people to vote for them so they stay in power. At least in the U.S. we know we are rid of them after 8 years, no matter what.

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