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Submitted by JustMe (United States), Mar 3, 2006 at 15:41

Sword, once again you say it exactly how I and many others feel it. You reminded me of that terrible day and brought back those sickening feelings as I watched the dancing in the streets over our tragedy. I also remember Saddam's praising of the terrorists and how he paid huge amounts of money to their families. How is it no one took that as supporting terrorist activities? Liberals often say we shouldn't have invaded since that was never proven. That's all I needed to hear. That bastard not only supported terrorism, he was one himself. I have a knot in my stomach right now just recalling that time in our history.

I'm not sure if they were dancing on their own or possibly Saddam orchestrated it for the cameras. He was a ruler to be very feared and I'm sure if he said dance, they danced. Or maybe since their press was controlled by Saddam, they had the worse case of misinformation possible and really felt like we deserved it. As someone said earlier, they really think Al Jazeera is 100% correct. It's controlled. How can we fight against that?

I'm not sure if I agree with you that religion has nothing to do with it. I think their rulers highjacked their religion and manipulate them with it. In other words, their rulers know how strong a faith their people have and use it to scare them into submission. Even Muslims in free countries seem afraid to confront their own imams (who falsified cartoons) or extremists that are making us think they're all extreme. I guess terrorists are best at terrorizing their own people while pissing off the rest of the world is all they have accomplished elsewhere.
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