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Feb. 19th, 2003 | 12:44 am

I was listening to Bill O'Reilly today on the radio and he made a comment that at first I thought was kinda bold... But then I thought about it a little and it made sense...

It was to all the peace activists....

"Anyone who is supporting this peace movement is a supporter of Saddam Hussein... No, wait, before you go running your mouth think about it.
The only way he is going to leave power and Iraq stop all of these games that they are playing is by way of military force. He isn't just going to step down because the rest of the world wants him to.
So, if you do not support military action against Iraq in order to remove Saddam, you are, therefore, a silent supporter of Saddam Hussein and all he stands for."

hehe, I love Bill O'Reilly

Saddam Hussein is a very happy man after this weekend. That's the subject of this evening's Talking Points Memo.

Millions of people worldwide demonstrated against any war over Iraq and if their wish comes true Saddam Hussein will keep his power.

That means thousands of Iraqis will be tortured and murdered this year and perhaps in the future lethal weapons will be used against Americans courtesy of Saddam.

The question is do the peace demonstrators consider the ramifications of their actions?

American protesters succeeded in shutting down the war effort in Vietnam and that was a good thing. The South Vietnamese government was corrupt and President Johnson would not fight the war to win because he was afraid of Chinese and Soviet intervention.

But when U.S. troops pulled out of Southeast Asia many bad things began to happen: Two million Cambodians were slaughtered by Pol Pot and his communist killers and millions were enslaved by a totalitarian regime in Vietnam.

If you remember the peaceniks back then said nothing about these atrocities and ignored the holocaust in Cambodia.

So here's the question and it's a complicated one: What if good intentions result in bad actions?

For example, if the United States had prevailed in Vietnam, those 2 million Cambodians would not have been slaughtered. But for a variety of reasons we did not prevail.

That same scenario could happen again if the peace people have their way. Saddam Hussein will remain in power. He'll continue to play hide and seek with whatever weapons he has -- and according to the U.N. he's got anthrax, VX gas, Ricin and on and on.

Peace demonstrators are willing to take the chance that Saddam will not hand these weapons off to Al Qaeda, or to other terrorists. They are willing to take that chance.

Now, I respect sincere opinion that is well thought out so I can't condemn peace marchers. I can only say that I believe they are terribly wrong.

I can also say with confidence that many marching for peace simply hate the USA -- especially overseas -- and some Americans feel President Bush is a bigger menace to the world than Saddam.

This kind of thinking is frightening, but it's a reality and unfortunately we all have to deal with this because the protesters are very visible.

The happiest man around these days is Saddam Hussein. He loves the peace demonstrators because they will keep him in power longer. He loves France, Germany and Russia because they will keep him in power.

And most of all he loves the fact that the United States is being vilified for trying to rid the world of a true villain. Yes Saddam indeed is a very happy man today.

Now, you can start a huge flame war about how this is false if you want... But, just know that I an able to read these and they make complete sense to me... I don't see how else to get him out of power.. he's not just going to step down cause he is asked...
ummm What do you think we have been doing for years???????

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from: sweetashoney_1
date: Feb. 18th, 2003 10:46 pm (UTC)

I agree!

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from: litchick
date: Feb. 18th, 2003 11:41 pm (UTC)

I'm very weary of the whole "If you're against the war, you're for Saddam" attitude. I think people are protesting because they want this conflict resolved diplomatically.

I still maintain that there is no reason why the conflict can be resolved with a multi-national group of special forces, working with Iraqi defectors. (Surely, a ruthless man like Saddam should have plenty.)

The Vietnam war is a good example: "The South Vietnamese government was corrupt and President Johnson would not fight the war to win because he was afraid of Chinese and Soviet intervention." I think now too, we fear the backlash of the international community. I fear for the Iraqi people and the horrors that must endure under Hussain's power. HOWEVER, I think too that our country is already facing problems with anger from the international community, and that if we could undertake removing Hussain from power with their support not only would it legitamize our cause (thereby increasing our chances of success), but it would also help to aliviate the hatred we're attracting from the rest of the world.

I believe too, that protestors are fighting the administration. They see a need to work with the global community instead of angering them. The U.S. remains deliquent on it's U.N. dues. Country-side, the constant obsession with Iraq detracts attention from the economy, healthcare and education, problems which will remain long after Hussain is wiped from the face of the planet.

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from: morgan_
date: Feb. 19th, 2003 04:41 am (UTC)

What is the point in even making a comment telling him what you think or belive.. on is always right ... we're all wrong

love ya Don :x

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from: litchick
date: Feb. 19th, 2003 04:59 am (UTC)

LOL! You're right!

Love ya too Don!

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from: taylorrain
date: Feb. 19th, 2003 04:53 am (UTC)

What good is it to spend the money and waste lives going to war if (just as last time) the american government is NOT EVER going to remove Sadam from power? The american public is naive at best if they truly believe that we didnt know where he was and could not have gotten to him before. The american government thinks that they can go in and manipulate the situation to their advantage. The cold hard reality of the fact is that if you wish to rid the american public of the dangers of other nations, then killing those dangers is the only way to go. You will never be able to truly 'control' another nation when their mindset is so anti-american.

So we have a choice - go to war to accomplish nothing....or ask the president not to waste our time.

If I had my way - we would have gone in - blew everything to peices - and put up a kroger and called it a day. But I guess that is my dominating nature showing through *grin*

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To Be or Not to Be, huh?

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from: 2mermaids
date: Feb. 19th, 2003 07:39 am (UTC)

Saddam needs to go, period. I agree with O'Reilly. People don't care that a LUNATUC is on the loose and Clinton (69)was too busy to do anything about it.

People don't like Bush because he follows through with what he says. We aren't used to that. We are used to lies, lies, and more lies.

I wish people would wake up and smell the damn coffee. It is either us or them!!

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Sweet Girl

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from: skeye19
date: Feb. 20th, 2003 10:14 pm (UTC)

As much as I hate the idea of going to war, it is necessary. There are already tons of troops in the Middle East preparing for war and the only way to rid Saddam of his power is war. I agree with O'Reilly 100%. I think if the Americans put more of a concentrated effort in supporting the war it would help troops and their morale going over. I have read previously several arguments on why put our own people in danger by sending them off to war...if anyone questions this, ask a soldier. Since, I am married to one and live on a military base I am surrounded by them all the time and they want to go to war. They have very strong beliefs and believe that going over to rid Saddam of his power is necessary. I don't want to see any of them leave, but I know that they are heroes and fight for every right we have in this country, they go over to defend the flag and the freedom that it represents. So, I support war and support our troops. I believe everyone should support them because whether we like it or not, they are already facing danger.

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