Once more Shawn Macomber gets to the root of the issue, this time the Iraq problem. I agree with his article in that we have been really screwing up in our Iraq policy. We did not come to liberate a nation, we came to defeat a tyrant who was a threat. For better or worse, the Iraqi people (like the Japanese and Germans) share the same guilt as their leaders in that respect, therefore like the Axis powers in WWII, they too, should suffer the same type of occupation. Like then, when the evil was Nazism and a God-Emperor (who was nothing but a figurehead to the Japanese fascists), Islam is the evil and should be expunged from the national government. Shawn was right there.p>Nowadays, however, we have a situation which is different from 1945. Instead of a press who backs the war, we have a press as hostile to this nation as any armed enemy. Instead of jailing dissidents for subversion (which they are doing with their dissent), as then, we are allowing these factions to influence our policy towards that country and that religion. It’s amazing that even with the footage of the torture, murder, etc. of the Iraqi people, the fools in this country still resist the fact that we vanquished an evil dictator, who needed to go. No, until the “people” assert themselves on the right side of the issue, we will have a screwy policy that will become more of an attempt to counter the fools in this country rather than help the nation of Iraq regain its place among the nations of the world as a free and independent people. br> — Pete Chagnon /p> p> Macomber has one thing right: the majority of Iraqis want nothing to do with the libertarianism he espouses. We want to leave behind in Iraq democracy and the rule of law. We have not gone through this war to implant a culture-busting hyper-individualism abhorrent not only to genuine Islam but any kind of conservatism. At least Macomber realizes that his libertarianism can win only through the use of force. br> — Gary Martin br> Platte City, Missouri
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