3 readers online now  |  69 million page views

To Bader S. & Vijay

Reader comment on item: Civil war likely in Iraq: Pipes
in response to reader comment: An Important Distinction between India and Pakistan

Submitted by faqi (United States), Mar 8, 2006 at 01:13

Its very easy for people like you sitting on arm chairs in the comfort of your homes, on hind-sight to make aspersions and judgments.

The coalition (US) went into Iraq with all good intentions, to take out a ruthless dictator (from the minority Iraqi Sunni Muslims). Human rights and freedoms were unheard of. The US had done this before in countries such as Germany, Japan and South Korea.

Take a good and look at those countries today, they are some of the most prosperous freedom loving countries in the world. Iraq too would have been the recipient of such a program. The situation in Iraq is definitely not the fault of the coalition, its the Muslim Insurgents pouring into Iraq from Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran and other Muslim countries. The problem is Islam, people fail to accept that.

If the insurgency was not there, by now the coalition troops would be leaving, after establishing a decent humane government, rule of law and the infrastructure too would have been completely rebuilt by now. So don't blame the coalition. The coalition has to spend more time defending itself from the insurgents, rather than being able to rebuild Iraq. In short, with no history of the rule of law, a cohesive civic society, freedom of religion or freedom of speech, a major miracle would be needed to push Iraq into anything that we might regard as forward momentum. What non-Muslims find difficult to understand or find human words that can adequately express what we feel about people who indiscriminately carry out apparent acts of senseless violence against innocent civilian populations and, unbelievably, do so in the name of their God. "Such delusion, such evil is impossible for us to begin to comprehend."
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to To Bader S. & Vijay by faqi

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)