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Step off, old man!
Tuesday, 16 December 2003
Terror, democracy and spider holes
I'm glad they caught Saddam Hussein, who was a truly evil person who did untold harm to his own people. I hope his capture makes life easier for our troops and speeds up the concept of democracy in Iraq.

Still, I don't think people should confuse his capture with the war on terror. Obviously, Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 and there isn't much evidence Iraq had any master plan to inflict harm on the U.S. If anything, the war in Iraq is about spreading democracy. While that's a noble concept, I think it's worth asking the American people whether it was worth more than $200 billion and the lives of 500 American troops.

And if it was worth it, where do we go next in this crusade?

Also, I'm going to drop kick the next person I hear use the term "spider hole." Have you ever used that term before in your life? If not, stop it!

Posted by brettdavey at 10:10 AM EST
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Tuesday, 16 December 2003 - 11:27 AM EST

Name: Lee McDaniel
Home Page: http://www.refi.com

Ditto to your remarks, Brett. Here is a telling stat now posted at www.belicove.com, a blog from my friend Mikal Belicove:

14
Number of countries to which the United States sent military troops between 1900 and 1993 for the purpose of establishing democracy.

4

Number that were democracies ten years after the withdrawal of U.S. forces.

Certainly makes one think, doesn't it??

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