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Thread #77734   Message #1392311
Posted By: Little Hawk
29-Jan-05 - 11:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Good News in Iraq
Subject: RE: BS: Good News in Iraq
Mary Garvey - Does one "take glee" in seeing an invader thrown back? Does one "take glee" in seeing a German soldier garrotted in an alleyway by a French Resistance fighter in WWII? I hope not. But one may feel a certain grim satisfaction in seeing invaders thwarted, and occupying aggressors driven out of a country. I certainly took a grim satisfaction in seeing the Vietnamese finally retake their country in the mid-70's, after having had to fight the French, the Japanese, the French again (!), and finally the Americans...for 40 years!!!! Just to get their country free of foreign domination and attain national self-rule. I note that they have not turned into horned monsters since...

I do not take glee at violent death, but I oppose unprovoked invasion and occupation of a country under false pretences, and I regard any reversal that the occupying forces suffer the same way I would regard reversals suffered by the Nazis in occupied France. I regard it as a step in the right direction, but I do not regard it with glee. I feel sad for the innocent people who suffer on both sides.

The young Americans who are getting killed in Iraq have no real idea why they are there, and they are dying on behalf of a pack of lies. I feek sorry for both them and their families.