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Originally Posted by Botnst
A decade and a dozen resolutions spelled-out the expectations of the UN and the lack of compliance with those expectations and also the potential outcomes. After 10 years, the threat of more threats had worn thin. France and Russia were pushing for removal of sanctions, "for the children" conveniently ignoring the fact that Saddam was the man responsible for the conditions reported by the Russians and French.
Ten years of trying various alternatives. Noncompliance. Line in sand, further non-compliance. Saddam deposed, and neck stretched. Blue fingers, and emerging democracy.
Non-compliance, line in the sand, ..blah, blah, blah. Our decision has turned the bulk of the world's population from believers in America to doubters, and as your Spiegel article noted, fed the anti-American sentiments of jealous, small minded creeps around the world. It is really too bad, not for the creep Saddam, who is now gone, but for those left behind in Iraq and in America who will go there to die or be maimed supporting some hallucination of lines in sand. Regardless of your steely focus on the shapes you see when you stare at the sand in Iraq, or just imagine staring at the sand Iraq, the reality is we have done wrong. For our own interests and the interests of the Iraqi people, who have become pawns, a sideshow, in this blunder while we use them as the latest excuse for why we are there to begin with - which may make sense if you spend your tme obsessing about patterns in the sand. Jim
Last edited by JimSmith; 03-30-2007 at 12:18 PM.