Date registered: Sep 2005
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RE: What do you think about the attacks of 9/11?
I find the invasion of Iraq based upon their dictator pretty baseless. That was not the stated reasons we went to Iraq to begin with. That reason surfaced after no WMD's were found and the link between Saddam and Bin Ladin was proven false.
Now, I have no problem knocking over minority dictatorships in order to spur democracy. The issue I have is that was not why we went to Iraq, and there are other places all over the world with people just as bad as Saddam, if not worse.
In the 100 days following April 6, 1994, after President Habyarimana's plane was shot down in Rwanda, 800,000 people were murdered because they were Tutsi. At the end of the war after the RPF restored order 500,000-1 million Hutu's fled into neighboring Zaire. This is what the US should fight to stop.
Between 1960-2000 in Guatamala, under military dictator Efrain Rios Montt a dictator put into power by the USA, 200,000 people were murdered, 50,000 people were disappeared, 1 million people were displaced 200,000 of which ended up in Mexico. The Guatamalan government took a "drain the pond to kill the fish" approach to rooting out rebels. Entire villages were whipped off the map. Men and women seperated, the men shot on spot, the women gang raped and then shot. All of the remains were just thrown into the forest and forgotten about. This is what the US should fight to stop.
Sending troops off to war to end genocide is foreign policy I would be proud of. Not this bullshit in Iraq.