Bush is an arrogant dictator who IMO is no better than Hussein
Really now? Bush has attempted to have his own daughters assassinated? Bush has tried chemical weapons on his own people? Bush kills anyone who happens to disagree with him?
Come on, Prisca. Dictator? Making such sensational statements only trivialize the true barbarian that is Saddam Hussein.
However, the events of Sept 11 is symptomatic of the fact that America often puts it's nose into other countries' affairs, without regard for the culture and laws of those countries. And if America keeps poking and pushing people, eventually people are going to strike back. And they did.
The statements I made are based on facts
You stated that to me in a thread several months ago. I disagreed with you then, and I disagree with you now. There are NO FACTS to support your statements.
If Al-qaeda is behind Sept 11 their reasons for terrorist attacks IS NOT because we are sticking our nose where it doesn't belong. So, in Prisca's World, American Isolationism is the answer to stop terrorism.
First off Bin Laden stated he wanted three things to happen before there would be any consideration that terrorist attacks would stop.
1. All infidels (Americans) out of the Holy Land (Saudi Arabia).
We were invited by the Saudis to set up military bases there when Iraq invaded Kuwait. The Saudis want our continued presence. We didn't "stick our nose" in there, we were INVITED by the government. So, because Muslim Extremist don't want us there, we deserve to be torched?
2. Stop supporting Israel and their "oppression" of the Palestinians.
If it were up to Arabs, Israel would be destroyed. So, we should just sit by and allow that to happen? Just askin' . Betcha Israel would want us to "stick our nose in".
3. Lift the embargo against Iraq.
Of course, an embargo placed as to hopefully cripple Saddams regime after the Gulf War, WHICH SADDAM STARTED.
And a final request not tied to the others: That we all convert to Islam.
Also, you have to take into account the fans of undeserved Anti-Americanism being flammed by oppressive regimes as to take their peopleS attention off of THEM.
I was watching Book TV on C-SPAN ("watching book TV" Oh, how AMERICAN can I be?) and Yale Professor and author Amy Chua was being interviewed. She penned a booktitled: World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability. The subject of the Sept 11th and "friendly anti-americanism" came up. Who leads that list according to her? Australians! It seems the "US had Sept 11 coming" is quite the common opinion there.
Also just so everyone knows: we are not hated everywhere. The MUSLIMS in Kosovo are quite grateful that we are there and want us to stay a spell. Also, Kuwait is still glad we came over and ousted the Iraqis.
Back to the original question: What if we lose?
Militarily, Saddam doesn't have a prayer.
Politically, it's a mine field for the US. Most Americans are not convinced that Saddam is a direct threat. Hence, the reason that Bush is so desperately trying to tie him to Al-qaeda. He's attempting to get public support. Americans understand that Al-qaeda is a direct threat to themselves. However, no solid proof is available that Saddam has any connection with Bin Laden. It has the makings of quite a mess.
I don't want people to die, but either way, people are going to die.