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What is the value of a human life?

Reader comment on item: Civil War in Iraq?

Submitted by Gloria Hoffman (United States), Feb 28, 2006 at 23:14

The situation in Iraq is older and even more complicated than described in your article. Just as with other Middle Eastern countries, Iraq's borders were arbitrarily set by colonial powers to ensure internal strife. The sectarian situation was certainly exacerbated by Saddam Hussein's actions and it is to the Iraqi's credit that civil war has not broken out up to this point.

However, whatever we think of their religion and culture, most of these people are innocent and their lives should be valued as much as U.S. lives.

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