Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: US now admits it used chemical weapons against Iraqis
guage - 11/18/2005 12:54 AM
Do you raid a mosque, which serves as a terrorist ammunition storage? Do you
return fire, if you are attacked from a hospital? Do you storm a church
taken over by terrorists who took the priests hostages? Do you search every
ambulance after a few suicide murderers use ambulances to reach their
targets? Do you strip every woman because one pretended to be pregnant and
carried a suicide bomb on her belly? Do you shoot back at someone trying to
kill you, standing deliberately behind a group of children? Do you raid
terrorist headquarters, hidden in a mental hospital? Do you shoot an
arch-murderer who deliberately moves from one location to another, always
surrounded by children?
What do you do? Well, you do not want to face the
dilemma. But it cannot be avoided.
Do you accuse Saddam Hussien of using inhuman weapons on his people, and then turn around and do the same thing? Fallujah was occuppied by 250,000 civilians, men, women, and children, when we flattened the place in an attempt to terrorize these people into submission to our jackboot occupation of their country. What makes us any better than Saddam?
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