69 million page views

Your alternatives are too limiting

Reader comment on item: What If the United States Had Not Invaded Iraq

Submitted by Avram Kalisky (United States), Sep 13, 2005 at 15:56

Dear Mr. Pipes:

...There is also a middle way. In that case by now, Sadaam Hussein would have been eliminated by a home grown coup d'etat, or other revolutionary effort, Iraqis (Kurds, and all the other communities) would have instituted an Iraq that was interested in remaining whole without imposed foreign interference, and we would have the benefits you mention without all of the negatives.

The United States could have devoted more of its efforts to find Osama Ben Laden and weaken the Al-Quaida network. There would be 1900 more Americans alive and tens of thousands more able to live fully productive lives. And the United States would also have been able to improve the domestic programs that have left us unprepared for such natural disasters that sometimes occur in a non-perfect world.

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)