Local vocal: WMDs? Who cares!
It never ceases to amaze me how Bush/America haters keep preaching about WMDs in Iraq! When the real reason we needed to liberate Iraq is because the man (Saddam Hussein) killed 300,000 of his OWN people! Not 300, not 3,000, not 30,000 but 300,000! How many mass graves do we have to find or stories from his own people we have to hear? We are the super power in the world, we are the leaders of the FREE world. Keyword FREE, which means you have the right to be who you want to be, agree, disagree, w/o fear of persecution. There were 25 million people in Iraq who were living in FEAR, every day of their lives. If you disagreed with Mr. Hussein’s point of view it was simple, either keep your mouth shout or be killed or worse, have your family killed! He killed countless politicians over the last 20 years who simply disagreed with him. And how did Mr. Hussein hide from all the people in his country and us that wanted to kill him? Him and his entourage showed up at any random middle-class home and took over the house (your house) for the night! Guess how much choice you had? I’ve heard this specifically from people who live there! How many times have you seen Mr. Bush do this? And it didn’t stop with Mr. Hussein. His sons terrorized the population! From raping someone’s girlfriend while you watched and/or his thugs beat you, to torturing his national soccer team players because they lost! How many times have you walked down the street with your significant other and been afraid Mr. Bush was going to come along and molest them while you watched or the secret service beat you up?
And when the last president was in office, say around 1994. He sat by, I guess that is what we were supposed to do now, while ONLY 800,000 Africans died in the genocide in Rwanda! Maybe 300,000 isn’t the magic number that it takes for us to step in and defend the helpless? And after 800,000 died? The UN had to step in with only minor help from us! Of course, there wasn’t ‘oil’ in Africa, so why would we??? Now which President showed the most compassion?
25 million people can NOT live in fear! And before you ask why, maybe they should have just voted him out? Except for the fact he won 100% of the vote every time! Hmmm, I wonder how he got 100% of the people to agree on one man? Maybe we should take lessons from him and not persecute him.
I’ll say again, WMD’s? WHO CARES!!!
Speaking for FREEDOM!
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