Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Will Rummy have a rendezvous with justice?
See, here is that logic again - the United States of Amerika gets to be the judge, jury and executioner. For all we know, the Iraqi people were fine with all the killing. After all, the Kurds turned on their own country and sided with the Iranians, and the Shiites rebelled. Mr. Botnst, while he claims what an idealistic democrat is he is, would rather not let the people of Iraq decide this, he would rather us, an outside power, ban this political party at the point of a gun.
Why? If The Baath Party is so bad, then no one would vote for it. That's the way democracy works. The Nazi Party exists in the US, does it not? In the end - we see what is really at work here - we favor democracy in other countries, as long as it works in our interest, in other words, we favor puppet governments.
Here is the real reason it is banned: millions of Iraqis would vote for it. It's ideology is a threat to oil companies, and the entire reason for this war and the ones that will follow is the the destruction and banning of this party.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address