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Politics : Formerly About Applied Materials
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To: Pink Minion who wrote ()5/5/2004 5:01:24 PM
From: Fred Levine  Read Replies (3) of 70976
As one who took the position that people who commit crimes against humanity should be punished, I wanted the UN to get Saddam. Given france and Germany's refusal, I was glad that Bush went in and got the person who committed genocide--Saddam. I await his trial. However, I did believe that Saddam held weapons of mass destruction. Bush misled me. Yet, Saddam himself was a weapon of mass destruction.

If that qualifies me as a Hitlerite in your eyes, so be it...

However,I am startled by the ineptitude of Bush and his regime. They ignored our State Dept.'s warnings against looting, and they did not have enough troops to even guard the ammunition dumps--as the State Dept. predicted. They constantly flip-flop over whether to use Baathists to achieve security, and they demonized General Clarke when he said that there weren't enough troops to maintain security.

Worst of all, Bush's rational that Iraq posed threat to the US was nonsense. They have inspired al Quida thruout the Muslim world. Troops that should have secured Afghanistan were deployed in Iraq. Tragically, Bush didn't understand that the war was between moderate Muslims and extremists, and he gave moral ammunition to the extremists by our occupation.

However, I remain startled at the people who failed to protest the failure of the UN to prosecute criminals who commit crimes against humanity. That was what allowed Hitler to press the holocaust, and would encourage future Hitlers.

I am offended that you just hurl labels like, "Hitler-ites" so unanalytically.

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