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I didnt know you would be so supportive of military action

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on November 08, 1999 at 09:29:15:

In Reply to: if I detest Saddam for causing the deaths of Iraqi civilians, how can I support policies that cause teh death of anotehr million? posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on November 05, 1999 at 15:33:15:

: Since then I've had a change of heart. I went to a couple of rallies and I learned that a million Iraqi kids have died because of UN sanctions that restrict adequate food and medicine from reaching the people.

Does it really 'reach the people' though. Iraq has very loose property rights - in other words if you start trading with and sending things to Iraquies in good faith then Saddams regime can simply take most of it or all of it - theyre helpless without a right to the private property.

: If we want to get rid of saddam Hsusein, and I certainly do, then we should go about it the honorable way. Assassinate the man, or invade Iraq;

I didnt know you would be so supportive of military action!

: although people would die in an invasion, it's almost certain that casualties would be under a million, which is teh number of Iraqi kids who have died as of this moment.


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