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in response to reader comment: The message is clear!!

Submitted by Lou from Queens,NYC,USA (United States), Jul 21, 2009 at 11:44

Was killing Saddam had something to achieve? can we believe that Iraq is now a paradise after the exit of Saddam and his Baath party? No, the once happy and progressing country has now been turned into rubble!! - Mansoor----------

LOU Reply: Surely you jest, " the once happy and progressing country of Iraq" ? Except if you happened to be an Iraqi Kurd, Shiite, Christian, Jew, or anybody else that was dominated by the MINORITY- 35 percent Sunni dictatorship. Yes Mansoor must be great living under a secular, one family dictatorship, whose only real friends were the Soviet Union, Red China, and kooky socialist French government of Jacques Chirac.

Unfortunately the USA had to do what the Iraqi people should have done after his regimes defeat following the war with Iran. Unfortunately even after his military defeat following the invasion of Kuwait his Soviet styled government remained in power, a cruel joke on Iraq and the rest of the world. And the fact remains that we were in a defacto state of war, as the terms of the "Conditional Truce" had not been met. And lets not forget the daily fire fights concerning the no-fly zones.

And then came the grand finale. I will never forget that on May 18th, 2003, President George W. Bush declared his 48 Hour Ultimatum, demanding that the leader of Iraq and his two sons leave Iraq. Dressed in military uniform Saddam whose Arab name ironically translates into, "He who confronts" remained stoic. While his son Uday threatened that, " The wives and mothers of those Americans who will fight us will weep blood, not tears". The young braggart had forgotten that it only took four days for the American led ground forces to force Iraq out of Kuwait ! And so one again the Loin of Baghdad and his brood, took up their swords only to be defeated for the last time. And once again, tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers lost their lives, and limps fighting for a lost cause. And now hundreds of thousands have lose their lives- fighting each other, and the al Qaeda interlopers. So Mansoor, who has been weeping blood, not tears, Iraq or America ?

History proves that following World War Two, American forces were greeted as liberators, and the majority of people living in Italy, Japan, and Germany were glad to be free of their muderous, delusional leadership. It would take three years following that war before any massive aid would reach them, yet they gladly embraced DEMOCRACY. Sadly there is something sick and distorted within the Arabian, Muslim psyche, that most of us cannot comprehend. Its 2008, and we are still dealing with xenophobic, "tribal societies" in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. And there exists the real possibility of "FITNA" spreading thruout Iraq and that entire region of the world. But then again, the price of freedom has always been high, the cost was tens of millions during World War Two, remember ?

It is time for the USA to untangle itself from these regions' of world, become energy independent, and let chips fall where they will. If they threaten our interests, or those of our allies, they will have to bear the horrible, merciless consequences of their actions towards us. Once again we (the Democratic West) may be forced to think and do, the unthinkable in order to defend our beloved homelands, and our people against tyranny.

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