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The Paranoid Android
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Saddam to hang...
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From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
You're counting the death toll from Desert Storm? That's pretty absurd. Why not count those in Saddams atrocities, he ordered those troops to start the war in which they were killed? Are we also responsible for the deaths of any innocents in Kuwait that Saddams troops may have caused? You want to blame the west for the deaths of the troops we sent to war and for the troops HE sent to war, you aren't making any sense.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: November 9th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I said the allies were responsible for as many Iraqi deaths as Saddam was. They were.

Did we need to wade into Iran with cluster bombs and high altitude bombing? Could we have used less fatal force? We were not exactly playing on a level field. Less than 100 allied forces died in the gulf war - and a significant number of those were from "friendly fire"

That aside - my question is should Saddam be killed for his crimes. The rest is to add perspective.

Even if you ignore the gulf war - and change my original statement to he killed hundreds of thousands - "we" killed just one hundred thousand - once you get into that sort of magnitude it doesn't make much difference in morality to me.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2006 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, Saddam should swing for his crimes. I think you should ask the legal system of Iraq if they think it's justice. As for the fatal force question, should we use harsh language instead of bullets and bombs?
jestermephist From: jestermephist Date: November 9th, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh man, I did it again, I am having no luck with this lately.
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