Alli Snow (allisnow) wrote,
Alli Snow

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In the news...

Bad evil warmongering within.

"Saddam Hussein has made Iraq into a prison, poison factory and a torture chamber for patriots and dissidents. Saddam Hussein has the motive and the means and the recklessness and the hatred to threaten the American people. Saddam Hussein will be stopped." Read more.

I think that's something that people tend to forget about, or tend to want to forget about. Every country has their own civil rights problems and abuses, but Iraq has so many human rights violations, it's disgusting. Those of us in the West are so used to our freedom of speech and press being all but absolute, so when we see Iraqis on the news talking about how much they love their country and their leader and what a great man Saddam is... they have to say that. They've been socially conditioned to believe that everything they say, even a whisper to a family member, might be overheard and that they may suffer because of it. The walls really do have ears, and the punishment for dissent might be your life or the lives of your loved ones. In the docu on the History Channel, they interviewed former Iraqi citizens now living in the United States who were still nervous about speaking out against the Butcher of Baghdad.

Even if I agreed with Dominique de Villepin (the French Foreign Minister) that simply putting more inspectors on the ground in Iraq (indefinitely) would keep Saddam from building up, using or selling WMDs, this wouldn't do anything for the people already in danger... the citizens of Iraq.

A spokesperson for Bulgaria (part of the 'VilniusTen') was on, I believe, O'Reilly's show. He said part of the reason they are now supporting military action is because they know what it's like to live without freedom, and they consider it a moral obligation to help bring freedom to Iraq.


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