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Submitted by yaron (United Kingdom), Mar 27, 2003 at 11:35

As usual this is a very good article by Daniel Pipes. I have also been wondering in the last few days why not give a warning for the population to leave Baghdad - which is the source of Saddam's power - and then bomb it until surrender, starting from the more military targets. This is surely more humane than the allies killing 630000 German civilians when the allies were already winning and there were no military targets. According to international law the responsibility for human shields will be on Saddam (perfidity). But in fact Saddam's men too will be rushing to surrender when it comes close to the fire storms inflicted on the German cities in WW2. America should use to the full its advantage, which is air power. Incidentally, whatever America does, certain people will criticize it, and these critics in any case are not appreciating America's benevolence and material support; they call it economic domination.

They do business with Sadam, benefiting from the freedom America maintained in the face of earlier tyrants like Hitler and Stalin, but cover it with hypocritical moral indignation.

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