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Win again, lose the Peace

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Submitted by Harold Dodson (United States), Mar 2, 2004 at 22:07

As I seem to read from your article on the process of setting up a government in Iraq, we have repeated history again. We win the war, depose a despotic dictator that mutilated his own people and country, now we allow them to set up what looks like the same thing all over. All we will see is a diferent face, and the Iraqis will still live in bondage, their women will be nothing better than slaves or dogs, and the new face will have his family living in the oil rich palaces. What a shame.

Would that our government would stay in power there until a free government could be established. A government that recognizes the rights of ALL citizens, including the women, to real freedoms. Freedom of speech, assembly, religion. Especially religion, the only true freedom that would lift those dear Iraqi people out of the seventh century and into a bright, new free world of the twentyfirst century. How can anybody wish to enslave the Iraqi people again. Our men will have died in vain.

Praise the Lord, we in the United States never had to live in those conditions, and that is the main reason for our peace, prosperity and persuit of happiness.

Sincerly

H Dodson
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