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Submitted by Dave Clark (United States), Apr 8, 2003 at 09:45

I am curious as to your sources of information pertaining to the "excellent care" being provided to the steadily climbing number of Iraqi civilian injured. The American mainsteam media tells little to nothing of civilian casualties, and alternative/independent news souces report the terrible suffering of the Iraqi people. But nowhere have I seen reports of "care" being given to Iraqi citizens by the Anglo-American forces. As a matter of fact, the US invasion seems quite devoid of that particular quality. Any links or information you could send to clarify this would be appreciated.

Also, what of the also steadily climbing number of dead civilians; what "care" can be provided to them or their families? In addition, with reference to the topic of this particular article, is it not reasonable to believe that these acts of aggression may inflame severe ant-US sentiment among those whose loved ones have been killed and whose homes lives have been destroyed?

I have relentlessly been searching for reason why this war is valid and just, only to come up empty-handed. I do not want to believe that my government is engaged in a pure act of paranoid aggression, but that is what the facts thus far have shown. A Saddam/Al Quaeda link was never proven, WMD have not been found, and even if they are, intent to use them against the US was never shown to sufficiently prove a premise of self-defense. The premise of bringing "democracy" to a nation that did not ask for it in any way is ethnocentric and deserves no discussion.

Again, I am not searching for reasons that this war is unjust; those are numerous and apparent. I am in fact searching to believe that my country is doing the right thing, and no one has been able to give any evidence, only paranoid rhetoric undertones of superiority which have been ingrained in Western cultures for centuries. Any light you could shed would be appreciated.
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