I'm sick of the apathy and I'm sick of the ignorance. Open your eyes, who really believes this war will be righteous or just? And who really believes that what is happening at the moment will not affect them? It's perfectly possible that our apparently democratic government could be dragging us into the prelude to World War 3. Still think it doesn't affect you? Some of what I'm writing here is fact and some of it is opinion; I'll leave you people to segregate the two.
Nasty old Saddam Hussein, eh? Bit of a bastard isn't he?
Okay so Saddam's no saint, and he hasn't got just a few blemishes; but if America and their little terrier the UN are going to gallivant around the world deposing cruel and irresponsible regimes then perhaps we should just stand back and take a look at the facts.
Apart from the fact that deposing these regimes is cruel and irresponsible to the millions of innocents caught in the crossfire, for every "enemy" led by a thoroughly monstrous leader, there is an "ally" headed by an equally monstrous government.
The Taliban, of which we've heard a lot, were cruel, backward, intolerant, anti-democratic, misogynist, fanatical, and thoroughly dislikeable.
The Saudis, of which we've heard little, are cruel, backward, intolerant, anti-democratic, misogynist, fanatical, and thoroughly dislikeable.
Moreover, they were the Taliban's model, and major financial sponsor.
So lets get bombing Riyadh and oust the Saudi family, in favor of an elected government with a commitment to equal rights for women? While democracy and human rights are preferable to Saudi Arabia's absolutism and human rights atrocities, only the cruel and irresponsible would recommend a military strike to oust the Saudi family in the name of "liberating" the country. We already bombed 5,000 Afghans to death who had...