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US Anti-War Protesters Play Into Saddam's Hands
By Joshua Wiznitzer
Originally printed in the 01/27/03 issue of the Brandeis Free Press
so called “anti-war” protesters may be well intended
on their utopian wishes for peace, their movement is fueled by naivety
and their actions are often more beneficial for America’s enemies
than they are for America. For example, according to Reuters (Jan 18, ’03),
Saddam Hussein lauded the anti-war protesters as a demonstration of
international support both for his regime and against the United States.
To paraphrase an argument put forth by Adam G. Mersereau in the NRO
(National Review Online), the peace movement believes that America,
in its role
as a superpower wields so much economic and cultural influence over
the world that the actions and policies of other nations can be interpreted
only as mere reactions to the actions and policies of the USA.
Why would we ever do that?!? Our country is currently engaged in a war -
the War on Terrorism. This was not a war that the US started, rather it was
our country that was attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001, and ever
since that date we have been at war against terrorism and those regimes,
which provide aid and a safe haven to terrorism.
Inspections, diplomacy, and economic sanctions have not had any major effect. As David Limbaugh points out in his recent column: “…what incentive does this tyrannical sociopath have to disarm? Power is his very reason for existence. He’s about as likely to disarm voluntarily as he is to drain his own body dry of blood. Not only is power his lifeblood; it is the only thing he understands, the only language he speaks”
Nevertheless, the "peace activists" want us to trust this man! Have we not learned anything from history? Just as Hitler, another power hungry tyrannical sociopath, continually did not respond to diplomacy, neither will Saddam Hussein. If we fail to take action against Saddam Hussein, and continue to appease Saddam as the peace movement wants us to do, Hussein’s regime and support of terror will remain a threat to the free world, and the Iraqi people will continue to suffer under dictatorship.
As such, the use of (military) force is the only answer that we
have to remove Saddam from power. Removing Saddam will bring both
to the Iraqi people and will make the world a safer place.
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