Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by TheOne, Jul 16, 2004.
Same as the old boss?.....
Not vouching for the veracity of this, but it is interesting.
I think that's extremely doubtful. That would be political suicide by Allawi.
A smear campaign by 'witnesses' or perhaps journalistic invention?
You mean that journalists sometimes just 'make things up?' Ohhh!
even if it were true, not sure I would have a problem with it.
Sadly, a part of me agrees with you. Maybe the Iraqis are not ready for democracy yet and need the firm hand of a dictator to stay in line. It certainly would be a bitter pill to swallow after investing so much money and blood there. I shudder to think how the experience would shape future US humanitarian interventions if this ends up going sour.
1 2 3 4, what the hell are we fighting for?
I wonder how much shorter this war would be if the USA adopted some of those ideas
If another brutal Saddam-like leader emerges in Iraq, what have we Americans gotten for our 890 lives and $120 billion +? Exactly no stockpiles of WMD secured, exactly no revenge for people complicit in 9/11, and exactly no liberation as they will, once again, be under the thumb of a brutal dictator.
It would have to be one of the worst strategic military blunders in all of our history.
Gee, and I thought doctors were meant to heal not kill. American doctors go by this tenet: That you will exercise your art solely for the cure of your patients, and will give no drug, perform no operation, for a criminal purpose, even if solicited, far less suggest it. If we are to buy this story, then we accept that Allawi has asumed the role of executioner.
Actions such as that one go against every prinicipal that OUR country was founded on. And, yes, it sets a horrible precedent for the nascent Prime Minister.
That said, it sounds like complete bullshit. I can't believe that the Sydney Morning Herald printed this tripe.
I could show you two "witnesses" who will say anything.
Separate names with a comma.