"He had started 4 regional wars, violated dozens of UN resolutions among a long list of others."
Oh there is no doubt that our beliefs are totally different. I have been raised in a country that has tought me that it can do no wrong, no more than you and others have been raised in a country that has taught you to envy and spite the U.S., just for the sake of enjoying the top dog stumbe every now and then.
What an uneducated statement from you given the political/social turmoil the U.S. has experienced just in the last 50 years.
We have impeached two presidents, suffered through watergate, Vietnam, the civil rights movement and other cultural revolutions. I have no problem, as most Americans do not accepting responsibility for the mistakes and problems my country has created - which are many, MANY.
I would say America is the most self-critical country on the planet, much to the contrary of what you think.
My advice to you is to try and step away from your sterotypes. You have completely miss-judged me, as I can only assume you do of every American. I would also suggest that you check where you get your facts from. That web site is a joke.
In short, open your eyes a bit!
Mistakes like what, Iraq? I don't think that was mistake. I'm glad we are there, and I believe history will prove us right.
Why don't you cut me some slack? It's obvious that I'm not some right-wing idealouge. Just becuase i don't agree with you doesn't mean you have to sterotype me as something I'm not.
Feel free to disagree, I'm sure you will. Let me just say that I'm stating my beliefs... you don't have to agree with me.
In my opinion, each country has a right to rule in a way they see fit. Not every country has to be a democracy as long as they can coexist in a peaceful way with others and not abuse their citizens. .
But Iraq under Saddam clearly didn't fit this mold. He had started 4 regional wars, violated dozens of UN resolutions among a long list of others. .
His nation had essentially turned into a rouge state that was a threat to the security of other democracies in the world. Iraq is strategically situated in the heart of the Middle East, a region that is spawning and supporting Islamic terrorist activities against the US and other Western nations. We could not let his wasteland of a nation become a haven for terrorist, and possibly even use his weapons and support to take action against our country.
So we went in a removed him, much to the delight of pretty much the entire world. So the question remains, what to do for a new government.
The obvious answer to to attempt to install a democracy. If it doesn't work, then there is nothing America can do but try. If people want to live under Taliban-like dictators and therocrats, then ultimately there is nothing anyone can do.
But I believe the vast majority of Iraqis would like to give democracy a chance. I believe that a relatively small percentage of the population, in addition to foreign insurgents are responsible for 90% of the violence in Iraq.
I think if we can just defeat the insurgency then a stable government will emerge...
So sue me for thinking this way, I realize I'm a bastard in your eyes for my beliefs.
Again... what's up with the fucking sterotyping??? I don't think America is the "end all be all". And I DON"T think that we are the envy of the world.
I made a statement that is 100% true, however. And that is people and countries purposely check, impede and heckle the U.S. for pure spite. I'm not saying you do it, but why do you have a problem admiting that it is a widespread phenomenon?
Glad to know you pity us... our population is no more ignorant than yours or anybody ele's. Let's know turn this into a pissing match. I certainly wasn't taking it there.