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Will this change anything?

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Submitted by Eric Lussier (Canada), Feb 12, 2003 at 16:45

After reading through all the comments related to this debate I was a bit disapointed to see how many people were so quick to dismiss opinions that differ from their own; almost as if they believe that they have the only right answer.

It is all too often that people dismiss information before it gets in one ear and doesn't even get a chance to pass through to the other.

Regardless, the most important thing to think about in this whole debate is what George says this is all about, namelly, protecting the United States of America.

What does it take to terrorize a population? Nukes, anthrax, tanks, planes... guns.
How can any of you think that destroying a country on the other side of the planet is going to make you safer down there in Louisiana?

I propose that nothing the US does abroad in it's triumphant foreign policy will make it any safer for you. Once Saddam has been removed and the US has moved onto Iran, is there not just as big a chance that someone takes a gun into the local mall. Why are we so concerned about WMD when all it takes is something the US CAN'T STOP!!! No amount of bombs will ever stop individuals from doing bad things to terrorize a population!! Correction there is a way but it involves removing all the freedom you all claim to cherish so much. Sadly this has already begun in the form of new legislation passed huredly and without debate under the smoke of 9-11.

IF, and that is a massive if, this is all about protecting "freedom loving people" and not about oil, geo-political power or any of the other "leftist" ideas, then I challenge all of you to explain to me how this is going to make you safer.

Nothing is black and white... it's all just a bunch of grey. What right do we have to say we are right.
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