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I'm fed up with the hypocrisy

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Submitted by Allen Anderson (United States), Mar 25, 2003 at 15:31

I'm fed up with the hypocrisy of the "peace" activists. Where were they when aircraft of the U.S. Air Force spent 77 days bombing the hell out of Kosovo and Belgrade at Bill Clinton's direction? Where were they when one of our bombs took out the embassy of the People's Republic of China, killing diplomatic staff in the process? Where were they when we took out a pharmaceutical plant in the Sudan? Hmmmm, Sheryl Crow was in Kosovo, in the company of Hillary Clinton, entertaining the troops. The peaceniks complain that what we're doing in Iraq doesn't have UN sanction. So? There wasn't any UN sanction backing up what we did in the former Yugoslavia under Bill Clinton in 1999.

My contempt for the hypocrisy shown by others isn't limited to the peaceniks. I'm just as pissed off at those who say we need to rid ourselves of Saddam due to his ownership of biological/chemical weapons. Where was Sec Def Donald Rumsfeld when Saddam was using WMD against the Iranians during the Iran-Iraq war and why didn't he speak out against their use? Oh, yeah, he was in Baghdad as a special envoy of the U.S. government under Ronald Reagan attempting to talk Saddam into letting Bechtel build a pipeline from the Iraqi oil fields into Jordan. I know the name of that tune; it's called "Play Along With Us and You Can Do No Wrong."
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