Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Why Don't They Love Us?

EXTREME SARCASM WARNING! I've never understood how people can ignore reality. I like reality, sanity and logic. Take the neocons (non)plan for Iraq. Why did they think the Iraqi civilians would welcome U.S. soldiers? Twelve years of sanctions resulted in the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children under the age of five, plus 500,000 adults through malnutrition, lack of medical supplies, filthy water, etc. Or was it 1.5 million? It's hard to come up with a figure since the greatest press in the free world doesn't like to talk about it. Yes, yes, I know, Saddam Hussein is a Bad Man and he's responsible for everything. And whatever he didn't do, then the Syrians did it, or maybe the Iranians. It's hard to keep up with the Axis of Evil. Besides, the sanctions were a noble attempt to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Denis Halliday, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraqi aid, well, he shouldn't have resigned in 1998. It was so insulting when he said,"I don't want to administer a programme that satisfies the definition of genocide."


Blogger Jeff Huber said...

I never cease to wonder at how we became such a powerful nation with such a consistently errant foreign policy.


7/21/2005 07:26:00 AM  

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