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America, what is wrong with you?

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Submitted by Mikhail Gribajva (United States), Jan 17, 2003 at 17:53

Even after Sept. 11, this country does not understand the concept of "United We Stand." We have anti-war protesters preparing to run about Washington and whine about how we are wrong, and should not engage in military conflict with Iraq. While I don't agree that the collateral taking of civilian lives or the sacrificing of American lives justifies taking out Saddam Heussein, I do believe that those few lives that may be sacrificed will serve to spare a great many more.

I also love the argument about how we "shouldn't send our armed service people out to die like that". Let me ask you this... Why did those people sign up? And can you think of a better reason to put their lives on the line than to preserve world order and eliminate the possibility of mass destruction by a tyrannist, murderous dictator? These are probably the same folks that would have let Hitler off the hook because "War is wrong"... The man harbors, if not, endorses terrorism. Think of the image in your head that comes to mind when you hear or see the date Sept. 11. He must die by the sword, because he knows not a capacity to reason, and he, himself, lives by the sword and understand nothing else. He has lied, decieved, and remained non-compliant since the last time he oppressed, starved, killed his own people, and disturbed world order and was consequently held accountable by the U.S., and he is surely to take part in such ruthless, dispicable behavior in the future.

Also, I noticed one thing today that struck me as interesting. How come when there is a possibility of war Iraq, all the people in Iraq run to the streets and shout "Death to America" and hold up signs that "America Must Die!", and our citizens seldomly go out and hold up signs such as "Saddam never did nothing to me" and "Peace is the only way" and "Bush is the Real Problem"? Do you think the Iraqi people as a whole give a crap about peace? In the world or otherwise? They proclaim that they want us to die! Don't you consider that a threat? They would, and desire, to cut our throats. You seek to let them. How naive is it to think that if he develops a biological or suitcase nuke that he isn't going to send someone to this country a.s.a.p. to begin the end of the world?
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