[lit-ideas] Re: Aren't you delighted you no longer have a Hitler problem?

To paraphrase what you wrote, Yes, yes. . . Adolf Hitler was a fascist-type
dictator, but he was no threat to America, and America had no moral or legal
right to attack him.  Didn't Hitler attack American shipping?  Yes, but only
because it was supporting one of Hitler's enemies.  We should have left poor
Hitler alone.

 

Didn't Saddam Hussein fire on American planes flying over the Kurds and
Shiites to keep Saddam from wrecking vengeance?  Well, yeah, but America
should have left poor Saddam alone to run his own country in his own way.

 

Wasn't the U.S. and Iraq still technically at war?  Sure, there was no end
to the first Gulf War - only a truce.  

 

Didn't the truce depend on Iraq meeting commitments it didn't meet?  Yeah,
sure but who is the U.S. to demand that poor Saddam meet those commitments?
Let the pro-Saddam members of the Security Council in effect oppose holding
Saddam to his commitments and that should have trumped America's desire to
be legalistic about them.  

 

Shame on Bush for having it in for poor Fascist Saddam who gassed the Kurds
and Shiites and was supporting Islamist terror groups, and still threatened
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia such that at least the latter refused to cooperate
with our anti-Al-Quaida efforts because they were more afraid of Saddam than
of us.  Jimmy Carter is said to have never met a dictator he couldn't love;
surely Bush could have learned to have loved Saddam.

 

Lawrence

 

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Lawrence Helm wrote:

 

> You guys would have been saying that Roosevelt was cooking up reasons 

> for going to war against Hitler as a smokescreen for his acquisition 

> of dictatorial powers - or something like that.

> 

> and:

> 

> Do you agree that Saddam Hussein was a fascist-type dictator?

> 

> Lawrence

> 

Roosevelt was cooking up reasons for going to war against Hitler.

 

Yes, yes...Saddam Hussein was a fascist-type dictator, but he was no 

threat to America, and America had no moral or legal right to attack 

him. One of the most grievously harmful things Bush has done is change 

the rules. By his legality and morality, the Islamists have both legal 

and moral right to attack the U.S. As have Iran and North Korea. And 

Haiti and Venezuela and ....

 

The goose and the gander and all that...

 

Jane Addams: The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an 

exception of myself.

 

Ursula, who once visited Hull House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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