As an outsider (ie a non-American) I find it interesting to read the responses to this whole subject of the war Bush is pushing onto Iraq by Americans. I think that when the USA goes to war with Iraq, it may realise just how strong the Muslim world is when it bands together.
Do you think it is possible that this conflict that Bush says will only last weeks instead of months could actually turn into a full blown war not only with Iraq but also with some of our former allies? Germany and France are particulary upset with us right now.
I doubt France and Germany would actually turn against the USA. It just wouldn't make sense, economically, as well as politically.
Germany in WWII was a much more formidable foe, but luckily for the Allies, it was run by a a dictator who had no idea about things military. Iraq is the same...
I think so too.
Even though they see Saddam as a fanatic, they also see Bush as just as much a fanatic.
Bush is a fanatic. All this propaganda against Hussein, about how he has weapons that he might use against the USA??? ooooh aaahhhhhhh
"who made America the boss?"
Inquiring minds would like to know. It's due to the attitude that America has, that it's got the right to do anything it likes, and that it's got the right to force countries what it wants them to do, that has led America into the predictament that it's in. Why hasn't Bush learnt the lesson of Sept 11?
Whether or not the US has the support of other countries really doesn't matter. It makes things easier, sure, but ultimately the US will do what it needs to do.
Please see my last sentence.
According to the media, Iraq's army is a fraction of what it was during the Gulf War. Saddam's military is poorly trained and they are using outdated machinery and weapons. The aircraft he is using is so old, they can't even get replacement parts. A few weeks ago Saddam recruited many young boys to fight in his army and didn't even train them. All they know how to use is a gun.
(emphasis mine) More propaganda. Hussein's probably saying the same thing about you guys.
How will extrmeists respond? Will this action by the gov, deter terrorism or simply add fuel to the fire.
Deter terrorism? Do apsotates hanging outside the assemblies deter the WTS?
What will be our long-term goals in Iraq? Can we afford to keep a significant military presence there? How will this afect the governments seeming inattention to domestic issues, like the states currently being either broke or forcasting huge deficits?
Meanwhile children are being educated in run-down schools, and hospital staff are working double shifts and lack hospital beds due to lack of public funding.
Bush will use every weapon he's got before he surrenders to those assholes.
So will Hussein.
But... ah, yes... no matter... he LOOKS like he MIGHT do something... and apparently, for some, that's enough.
In Bush's mind, that's enough reason to have a war. Hussein might attack us. And just to make sure, we'll declare war on him so then he'll be forced to use his weapons. Yeah, that makes sense, doesn't it?
The arrogance of the US never ceases to amaze me: "WE" can have as large an army and as great an arsenal as "WE" choose. But, let no others have even a fraction.
My point exactly.
Like it or not, the WTC debacle was the result of US "doings" all over the world for some time.
and as far as the rest of the world, when they have two large buildings and planeloads of innocent people murdered by fanatics then they have a place to talk (IMO).
The WTC disaster affected ppl from over 60 different countries, so yes, the world does have a place to talk.
How about 100 of my fellow countrymen & women (Australians) being killed in Bali last October by a bomb that was designed to kill Americans? Australia has been personally affected by Al Queda too.
Bush is an arrogant dictator who IMO is no better than Hussein. I'm sorry if innocent Americans get killed in the upcoming war, but direct your anger towards Bush, since he's the one who declared war in the first place.