Saturday, September 01, 2007

HOW MANY CIVILIANS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN IRAQ?

Why are we at war in Iraq? It is a simple question and yet a very important one. From what I can tell, we have been given 3 basic reasons:



1. Weapons of Mass Destruction: This was the first and primary reason we were given. Iraq has Weapons of Mass Destruction and this presents a clear and present danger to America. We all know how that turned out. There were no weapons of mass destruction; in fact, Iraq posed no serious threat to America.



2. To free the Iraqis from the bondage of a tyrant. No one would argue that Saddam was a great guy, but if we are going to argue that we went there to help the Iraq people, we need to examine things and see how successful we have been. Iraqi Civilians are dying - and the numbers of those who have died is alarming. You have to stop and think about this. If we are there to help the people, you would think that we would be saving civilians, not contributing to the death of them. Here is a number of links to reports about the death of civilians in Iraq:



U.S. Airstrikes Take Toll on Civilians



More than 1800 Iraqis killed in August



Marines Ordered To Execute Civilians In Nazi-Like Slaughter Latest evidence compounds catalogue of war crimes










3. To fight terrorists: Within the last year, we have been told that we are in Iraq fighting terrorists, so we won't have to fight them here. This reason may be true, but should we destroy a country and its civilians to fight terrorists?


This is a question that many of us must consider.

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