“That doesn't mean they feel safer or ARE safer because of what this country did, or didn't do.”
No one can control if people “feel” safer, (there are people who didn’t and don’t
feel safe about swimming in Lake Michigan after the release of the movie “Jaws”).
As to “are”, again is it reasonable to believe that terrorist attack plans have not
been at least hindered by what this country did?
”Out of curiosity, do you ever read the World News Network? the media from other countries? It's an eye opener to read what the rest of the world is thinking,”
Yes, and I know for example that the world at large is in disagreement with
our support of the existence of the state of Israel, indeed much of Middle Eastern
enmity is directly related to that disagreement. Our country would be far more
popular in the world if we sent ovens to the Arabs instead of arms to the Israelis.
“That is not to suggest the world leaders should sit on their collective
asses and do nothing.”
Which is pretty much what they did. It was primarily United States with
Britain’s help that enforced any sanctions against Iraq, (sanctions which
opponents to them estimate cost some five hundred thousand Iraqi lives,
while Saddam and his sons and kind partied and bought friends in
the UN and around the world, including France and Russia, with profits
skimmed off the oil for food program).
“the world IS NOT safer today than it was before the US went into Iraq.”
Everyone knows Saddam wanted and planned to go down in history as
a great hero, a Saladin defending the faith in the world against unbelievers,
(remember in the war before he fired missiles on Israel in an
attempt to inflame and enlist the Moslem world on his side).
It is known he was actively engaged in seeking the end of sanctions
so that he could again pursue his ambitions more aggressively
with the talent he already had on the payroll in his country.
It wouldn’t have taken much to improve on 19 guys with box
Correct me if I’m wrong.
I believe if John Kerry is elected
President of the United States,
the United States will lose or will have
lost in Iraq.
you hereby stand
Kerry said the war is a mistake. In 1971,
he asked: “How can you ask a man to
be the last man to die for a mistake?”.
If he is elected he will be asked that question
and his only choices will be to act contrary
to that question, which I can’t imagine him doing,
(please explain how he would explain it), or
he would have to act as would bring troops out
as quickly as possible regardless of the consequences