Exactly! You just said it right there. ALL men are created EQUAL, and so does that give us the right to go there and kill thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians when many people here on these shores DON't want war!
I agree that we don't know everything about what is going on behind the scenes, but I can tell you one thing. I have not heard ONE compelling argument about why we should go in there.
As for giving others the right to live how they want to live, time and time again they will be tragedies, and how I wish it wasn't so, but I'm going to have to disagree with you there also. The fact is, the victims of this are going to live worse than ever. Iraqi civilians, the soldiers of America and other countries (I know plenty who never wanted to join in the first place), and the peacekeepers.
I sympathize with those who have lost friends in previous wars, and unless we begin to cooperate the way we SHOULD, we're only going to lose thousands more, and again, and again, and so on, and never will we learn from our history. That ain't freedom, ain't liberty, so if you ever hope to achieve an iota of progress, NOW is the timeto make amends! So I leave you with something on free speech that I recognize with:
"Without free speech no search for truth is possible.. no discovery of truth is useful.. Better thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race."
"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."