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So long, Saddam???

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by I Am Blessed 24, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    As war looms, Iraqis have started doing the unthinkable: Criticizing Saddam Hussein.
    By Ferry Biedermann

    Feb. 19, 2003 | BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The Victory Leader Museum in Baghdad is supposed to be a celebration of the life of the Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein. It houses, among other knickknacks, the gifts he has received and the books he has written. A ballroom-sized hall is dedicated to a description of his life in pictures and accompanying text. In the police state that is Iraq, the museum should actually be off-limits to the people, for it is beyond comprehension that any visitor could fail to see it for what it is: A megalomaniac's blinkered description of how he has run a wealthy and rapidly developing country into the ground.

    "In any other country, the leader would have resigned by now, don't you think?" an Iraqi government employee, who for obvious reasons does not want to be named, asks imploringly. A local political analyst who is normally much more cautious says angrily, "What kind of government is this? It drags its people into all kinds of dangerous adventures without even consulting us."

    In whispering, cautious tones, such criticism has become much more widespread than before the latest crisis that has befallen the country. U.N. Resolution 1441 and the American threat of imminent military action have at least prompted some people to feel more free to speak their minds. These tend to be people who firmly believe that in the end the Iraqi regime will be removed. "A superpower like the USA cannot afford to let a Third World country like Iraq win this confrontation," says the analyst.

    Source salon.com
     
  2. Johnv

    Johnv New Member

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    Since the Gulf War, there have been several attempts by Iraqi citizens to topple the Saddam regime. THe demise of Saddam is an eventuality, be it by our hands, theirs, or a combination of both.
     
  3. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    Well, I wish they would hurry and take care of that little problem for us! [​IMG]
     
  4. rufus

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    I've been wondering when the people of Irag would get enough and topple their leader!

    rufus :mad:
     
  5. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    I agree.....they've thought about it long enough, it's time they took action so we don't have too! :mad:
     
  6. Ben W

    Ben W New Member

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    It is much easier said than done. However the responsabilty lies with the United Nations to bring him before the world court and make him accountable for what was done to the Kurds.

    However this would be a real genuine issue, so the U.N may not show much interest. :mad:
     
  7. j_barner2000

    j_barner2000 New Member

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    I doubt it falls in line with their socialist/ liberal world view.
     
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