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You flaunt your moral inconsistencies

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Submitted by Ben Shniper (United States), Mar 6, 2006 at 16:10

"Executing suspects without recourse to a legal trial was exactly what Saddam did and the sentence killing a few hundred now, or a few thousands, or a few tens of thousands "might save millions later" could have come straight from Saddam's mouth.

"Perhaps the US should outsource this job to Saddam or put him on the payroll as an advisor, after all he has better experience in these matters, wouldn't you say?"

You claim that Saddam is better than us, yet correctly call him a murderous dictator. Then you call for his return, in order to fight terrorists you claim are innocent. I would think you are joking, but you leave me with nothing funny in any perspective. You are simply being provacative for no reason, and your perspective is very muddled. Either be for yourself and your country or find someone else to bother.

Killing and capturing terrorists is a necessary function for a society to function. Otherwise, the civilians lose faith in their government and call for a revolution (or civil war). Thus, all I'm saying is we need to fight terrorists and not allow them to win. That Saddam fought terrorists shouldn't matter. Those Saddam called terrorists were often simply opposition parties - and America has set up a truely tolerant democracy - one where anyone following the law can be in office.

How dare you, and those like you, pollute the internet with your lies that America must be like its evil enemies just because America must fight against them? Repeat after me: There is no moral equivalence between the arsonist and the firefigher.

-Ben
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