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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 3:48am
war have to admit..it's not fair the way this war is being fought.

The US, British, Australians are trying to avoid civilian casualties. I don't think I've ever seen such care taken. Our troops have put their own lives in danger doing this.

Yet, Saddam's guys are doing things like dressing in our uniforms and executing people when they give themselves up. They are posing as civilans and opening fire when our troops approach. They are firing out of hospitals. Our troops overcame one of these today and found 200 fire arms, 3,000 chemical suits and a tank. Please tell me why Saddam's troops need 3,000 chemical suits if they don't plan to use chemical weapons. Hopefully we'll find a way to stop this. This man is so evil.

Saddam holds prisoners of the U.S. They have been paraded on the T.V...humiliated, abused. We hold 3,500 Iragi prisoners. They've been treated with respect, fed, and given medical care.

Where's the international outrage? Is the hate for Amrerica so great that nobody sees this?

I love you all...I really do. I know this is a government problem and I don't take it personally.

I think I'll just pray...

Hugs..

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 12:20pm
Debbie...I totally agree. This war is not being fought fairly. Having said that I want to make another point: why would a regime that has done so many evil things follow rules created by its enemies??

I know it's not fair but it drives me mad when I hear newscaters saying that Saddam is not following the "rules of war"...the fact that there *are* rules just baffles me. IT'S WAR.

I don't want to sound like I'm sympathizing with Saddam and his regime but if you look at it from their point of view they think that we are not fighting fair...they truly believe that we are the great satan. Just as *we* believe that Saddam is. I don't support or agree with his tactics and I don't think it's human to act as he has but I certainly see that he is standing for what he truly believes. At the cost of so many lives though. We are acting on our beliefs and he is acting on his (as demented as they are, imo). That's why I am amazed when people are shocked at his unfair fighting...he believes that he is doing what God has commanded and that the US/UN are the evil and our rules of war probably seem just as evil to him.

I think he's completely insane. I think he has lost any sense of reality. I am as angry as you are about his treatment of the POWs. I am angry that he's not fighting fair but I can certainly see why he's not.

Gosh...I hope this doesn't make me sound insane myself...lol. just my thoughts and opinion.

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 3:54pm
They aren't our rules, Sarah...they're international rules and I guarantee you if we break any of them the world will be screaming it. Just look at all that's been made of the accidental killing of 12 civilians this morning and we're not even sure if it was our missle or one of Iraq's anti-missle defense ones.

And I don't believe Saddam is doing this out of any religion. He's trying to save his neck and stay in power and doesn't care how many Iragis get killed. He's a very evil person, IMHO.

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 4:31pm
I know they're international rules...I'm just saying that in his eyes the world (not just the US) is against him and he's the only good. He may not be doing these things in the name of any religion you or I know but *his* religion isn't going to be anything like western religion. He's just so extreme that it becomes insanity. The al-Qaida say they flew those planes into our buildings in the name of God...I certainly don't think that *my* God would command me to do something so evil...but they believe theirs has...whether they are brainwashed or whatever that's what they believe. To them, those hijackers are martyrs.

Did you hear any of the last speech he gave?? He called Iraq the "country of jihad"...Jihad is a holy war. He also made several references to God and how God will help them to be victorius. Whether *he* believes it or not, he is using the name of God to call his people to arms...and to fight the "evil invaders" (read: the coalition troops) because he *knows* that he can control people by using that kind of language. I don't know if he believes in God and i don't think it's relevant. I think it is relevant that he is using reference to God because it places him in a position of martyrdom should he die.

Evil is evil is evil. Saddam is an evil man...there is no doubt in my mind.

Sarah


Edited 3/26/2003 5:40:46 PM ET by suamomi

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 11:39pm
It is AMAZING how careful the coalition troops are being, isn't it? I am in awe of our soldiers ... and it tears my heart out that they were tricked the way they were by Iraqi soldiers in civilian clothes pretending to surrender.

I would hope that we would continue to be cautious and loving to the Iraqi people. It is who we are and who we strive to be as a nation ... people who care. I would not expect any less from our troops. I am ever so sorry it has backfired on them, but I am thankful that they continue to show respect and concern for the Iraqi people through this conflict.

I AM outraged, Debbie. I am angry, and I am saddened beyond words that the things we've witnessed on television are happening. And at the same time, I wonder why we thought it might be different? And I'm sick at my stomach. And I want to cry. And I pray. And pray some more.

I'm thankful, though, that we don't have a reputation for being the kind of people of whom this is expected. It is horribly wrong for the Iraqi administration to do what it is doing, but the whole world looks upon it and says, "Saddam Hussein is at it again." I know it's crazy, Debbie, but I think they saw it coming. OF COURSE there would be shock and outrage if we did what the Iraqi administration is doing. We aren't that kind of people. And for THAT, I will be eternally grateful. This is why we've gone into Iraq, correct? Because we find their behavior reprehensible, and against all laws of human decency.

{{{{{{{{{{{HUGE HUGS, my friend}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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Thu, 03-27-2003 - 12:08am
What Geo said is what i was really trying to get at but I just couldn't spit it out as eloquently. lol. i guess when I hear that he is "breaking the rules" it makes me think "did we expect him not to?".

I'm sorry if I got a little defensive and I hope I didn't hurt your feelings (or anyone elses)...I'm just having trouble getting my thoughts out these last few days.

i don't want to stir up trouble and I apologize again if you all think I've gone mad.

hugs...

Sarah

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