A year on, but it was still wrongWatch
Name them? I can't name 130 countries.
Yeah, that is BS. That is totally false.
<Howard bends over, parts cheeks, and emits a fart>
the removal of a dictator is a good thing in my eyes. but the way the americans intend to restructure iraq is what i do not agree with. democracy in american eyes is democracy on their terms, not iraqi terms. one reporter apparantly questioned donald rumsfield that what if the iraqis wished for a state like irans. its out of the question.
what the US want is a stable miltary presence and influence in the middle east. terrorism has been successful in weakening american trust in saudi arabia so it needs a powerful position in iraq. also it is utter stupidity to assume that americans didnt go in with oil being a factor. iraq has the largest supply after saudi arabia and the speed in which the oil fields were captured.
the US get a hard deal sometimes, not to get involved it gets a grilling, same when it actually does. the thing is any country will only act in its interests. something on the scale of iraq would not be considered without any benefit to the US.
not quite true i'm afriad, did my history coursework on this topic so i've read lots of fat books on it, and the upshot its that the 'saving lives' reason was the propaganda fed to the American public. The fact is if they had told the Japanese earlier that they could keep their Emperor (which they did in the end) the war could have ended without any atomic bombs. They discused making the surrender terms clearer after Postam but explicitly decided against it. The only viable reason is that they wanted to drop the bomb. They did, to intimerdate Stalin and make sure Russia had no part in the peace settlement. Russia was bigger worry than Japan and Soviet Diplomacy governed the decision to drop the bomb, not saving lives.
This is besides the point since the fire bombing of the major German towns was as bad as the atomic bomb. Around 2 million people died on the Western Front, sorry that should read 2 million civillans. So the Atomic bomb really isnt a big deal.
"57 percent of respondents said life was better now than under Saddam, against 19 percent who said it was worse and 23 percent who said it was about the same."
"Almost half -- 49 percent -- of those questioned believe the invasion of their country by U.S. and British troops was right, compared with 39 percent who said it was wrong."
"Iraqi people appeared optimistic about the future, with 71 percent saying they expected things to be better in a years time, six percent predicting it will be worse and nine percent the same."