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Posted by Spencer on Friday, March 21, 2003 at 23:31:24 :
In Reply to: A morally just war? posted by blimp on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 23:09:36 :
Allowing genocide, oppression, and the threat of mass death of the innocent (very likely a future nuclear attack)to continue would be an extreme injustice. Stopping these things from happening is the only possibility for moral justice. Saddam Hussein has tortured and murdered thousands and thousands of his own citizens. He has weapons of mass destruction (This is definite-- The United States gave them to him when Iraq was our ally against Iran.). This includes 8500 liters of anthrax. Remember the chaos that was caused over anthrax sprinkled on a few letters? Hussein has been developing nuclear weapons, which he of course would love to use on the U.S. (just as he has shot other types of missiles at Israel), other Western countries, and countries he would like to take over, as he has done in the past. This is a horribly dangerous psychopath who absoloutely must be overthrown. There is no other choice! There will be collateral damage casualties, and each one is immensely tragic, but the number of Iraqi citizens Hussein kills in one year exceeds the number of incidental civilian casualties that will occur in this very short and necessary war. How many more years of genocide does any one want to take place? Should Hitler have been stopped? Of course! Not stopping the Nazis would have been a moral injustice just like not taking away Hussein's power would be. The United States has participated in many just wars. The U.S. stopped German from becoming the official language of Aryan Earth, gained justifiable independence from Britain, and liberated Kuwait from Hussein's evil establishment. Ronald Reagan's cold war tactics prevented the Soviet Union from take over-- possibly the eventual take over of the entire planet, which as a matter of fact was their goal. The current war is one more example of the United States participating in a justified war and saving the planet. The world should be thankful.
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