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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Oct 27, 2007 at 18:02

I like your sense of humor Syed. Saddam's nuclear weapons plant was "safeguarded by the International Atomic Energy Agency." Right, the awsome power of the IAEA. Right after the Europeans breathed a sigh of relief, they voted to condemn Israel, as they always do when it defends itself against those who loudly proclaim their goal of murdering every single one of them (but that's not aggressive, is it?)

I'm sure the next time anyone feels threatened, they'll be sure and check first with China and Russia and only do as they say. Like Japan must have done in the 1930's. Like Argentina most certainly did in 1982. Did Egypt, Syria and Jordan politely check with China and Russia in 1948, or 1956, or 1967, or 1973? I'm sure they did. And if wikepedia says it, it must be true.

I agree, Bush's pie in the sky plan to remove an ordinary murderous Islamic dictatorship, basically indistinguishable from its neighbors, and introduce democracy to people who don't even have a word for it in their vocabulary, was doomed to failure. But a war of aggression? While we tiptoe around Iraq, not even returning fire if it comes from a mosque, muslims blow up mosques; blow up a mosque during a crowded funeral during Ramadan; blow up hosptitals, markets, cafes, girls schools. Strikes me as a tad aggressive. Not you, though. And, no one would ever call Saddam war-mongering, would they? Certainly no Kuwaiti would ever say that. Only George Bush gets that label. And, right, Saddam was always truthful. Always. A picture of credibility.

Have you discussed your criticism of the US fighing in Korea with any South Korean? I don't see them heading in droves for their neighbor to the north. Actually, I have discussed it with South Koreans on several occassions, and before I can say much of anything, they always say the same thing: thank you.

Vietnam? A disaster where the US though it would fight communism but in fact ran into Vietnamese nationalism. I hesitate to criticize too much though, as the cold war and standing up to the Soviet union were not scripted; it's not surprising the government thrust into that role made mistakes along the way. A real pity, especially for the population there after we left, considering how many millions have gone through hell to escape and come to the USA. (And why don't I ever hear them criticize the US aggression?)

Nicaragua? I don't remember that invasion, I must have Alzheimer's. Perhaps you're referring to Joint Task Force Eagle? That involved about a thousand US Army and Marines, also tons of food, medical supplies; and drinking water, right after Hurricane Mitch in 1998.

If only the western media makes the West look peaceful, why do choose to live in the West? Why tolerate life in the House of War?

But thanks so much for your concern for our lives and money down here in the USA. I'm truly touched.

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