Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
the question was, if attacked by a foreign nation would you stand and fight on the streets of your cities? I think the answer is yes, and the point was, in such an attack you wouldn't have the time to enlist or worry about wearing uniforms. still i suspect you would hope that geneva convention rules was observed.
I have no idea in the world how you can compare life in the United States with life in Iraq, the government of the US with Saddam Hussein. You make it sound like the Iraqui's freedom and liberties were attacked by an evil government aimed at taking them away and then ask how we would feel if that happened to us. It couldn't be farther from the truth....neither can the comparison you are trying to portray. ..and do you really think the insurgents give a damn about the Geneva convention?
If the USSR had, or if China did, attack the United States in an attempt to free you from what 'they' deem an oppressive capitalist system. Would you assist them, or would you fight to retain your version of freedom and society? Would you do anything to fight their occupation.
Again, you make it sound like the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein with the mass murders, the well-documented terrorist regime of he and his sons was only evil because the US "deemed" it so. Do you feel that the average Iraqui citizen even had a version of freedom and society? Of course they didn't and I'm sure you know that.
Setting up these types of comparisons makes no logical sense at all unless you are trying to say life in the US and life in Iraq were basically the same, the governments were the same, and the freedoms of the people were the same. Certainly you can';t say that so how can you ask questions based on these comparisons?
The majority of Iraqis don't, and will never, see this as a freedom mission but an occupation. That's their perception whether you agree with it or not.
I would like to know how you can speak for the majority of Iraqis or where you got the information to make such a statement. On the contrary, every study indicates just the opposite. On 60 Minutes, for example, they were interviewing a large group of Iraqis who had suffered sice the US invasion, either themselves or by having lost friends in the subsequent fighting. They spoke of how they wanted the fighting to end in the country. When asked by Mike Wallace if they wished that the US have never come and ousted Hussein from power, to a man they all screamed out NO. They want peace but they have no regrets about the US taking Hussein out. They may indeed be concerned about continued occupation and they want it to be over and the Allies to go home but they all support what has happened. Your comment, stated as absolute fact, is in error.