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Need to focus on other axis of evil

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Submitted by Hari Iyer (United States), Apr 14, 2003 at 14:02

It would be well worth and practical since our troops are in Iraq to focus on regime change in Syria followed by Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan.

These countries harbor terrorists who cause undue harm to civilization. After all, Bush can serve only one other term. What if a Democrat comes to power after Bush's second term? He or she may not pursue the goal.

The goal is to secure our future from terrorists and countries that harbor terrorists and countries that have the potential to cause harm to the free world.

We don't need the UN's approval. After all, the United States has people from all countries, more countries than the UN combined. There is nothing wrong to project American interests which are by default even if carried for gains for private enterprises, that is nothing to be shamed off. More people in totalitarian governments would trust UPS and FedEx than their own delivery system. Why not bring the benefits of theAmerican system to the politically starved people of these totalitarian countries?

And lastly, we have an obligation to ensure that Israel doesn't have the constant threat of terrorism coming from Syria and Iran. These two countries harbor and finance Hezbollah and other terrorist garbage. Similarly, India has to constantly fight off islamic terrorists coming from Pakistan. Pakistan's Musharraf may be our friend for now, but his power is not secure and without him the mullahs would have the control of WMD.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Axis of Evil [34 words]PURUSHOTHAMANJul 31, 2005 06:0424146
Bias [132 words]Yoni FreemanApr 16, 2003 15:318399
Regime Collapse and Arab-Israel issue [128 words]Harold HuntApr 15, 2003 20:568381
Need to focus on other axis of evil [240 words]Hari IyerApr 14, 2003 14:028354
My post construction blueprint [428 words]FenixApr 14, 2003 13:508351
widecircles [29 words]AnujOct 16, 2008 19:398351
Regime collapse and Imperial house keeping [262 words]Glenn KlotzApr 14, 2003 13:348349
Transition [311 words]Fay VoshellApr 13, 2003 14:228326
Reflexive reaction? [98 words]YonasonApr 13, 2003 12:358324
US has already blown it [277 words]Arun GuptaApr 13, 2003 09:008317

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