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Submitted by Tucker (United States), Jun 5, 2007 at 16:34

See in our history books it clearly defines the allies (US, USSR, UK ect...) and the Axis countries (Germany, Japan and Italy being the main three). These books state that with a joint effort the US along with all allies won the war...so realistically all the allies can say that they won. If the US had not entered, yeah Hitler would have consumed as much as he could until it fell like all empires that tried to take over the world eventually do....example Rome and France.

I do not understand why because the US has an attitude of patriotism ect...that you (the ones that hate us) must insist on hating the US for that sole reason. The French are not well liked by most Europeans but there are good French people as in the US. Does the US participate in shady operations around the world....of course along with all governments. Victory has not gone to our heads. I am making this statement based on facts and please not to be arrogant.

The fact is that the US militarily can pretty much reduce any country to sand if we wanted to. That is the plain truth. Now would I like to see, lets say France, reduced to a sand box...no...there is no reason to. I do believe that there was very bad info. on the Iraq deal and its time to pull our troops out. But when the US does pull the troops out, if you think Iraq is bad now, just wait until the US is gone. Will we be even more hated for leaving??? Probably. I may be wrong but that is what I would put my money on.

If you have any familiarity with the US media as of late you will realize that not many Americans are happy with Bush and his decision to invade Iraq....but these same people supported the decision right after 911. There are times when a country must do what is perceived as the best action at the time. For example, when the US supported Ben Ladin in Afganistan in the 80's, the US felt that it was the right decision to do so. After WWII when the US decided that it was best to help rebuild Europe and Japan from the destruction the war had inflicted upon it was in the best interest of the US and the world. All countries will do this.

When France, Germany, and Russia all opposed the invaision of Iraq they opposed it because it was in their best interest for a foreign country to not occupy Iraq because these countries were not compliant to the UN embargo that was being held on Iraq. I am writing this not to anger you but to see a US point of view that maybe you will think differently of the whole of the US population and not a few who just spew ... to everyone who does not share their views. I hope I am making some sense.

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