No, it isn't hypocrisy. It is realizing that our one nation only has so much power and ability to stop wrong things from occurring. Imagine how many would die had we attacked the Soviets or Chinese, in order to stop their slaughtering of their own peoples? Back then, we did not have a human rights agenda. In fact, it wasn't until WWII that we fully emerged out of our isolationist mode. We were not fully aware of Stalin's killing fields in the Ukraine until after it occurred. We all had just gone through a World War. We did not have the strength to fight another giant battle, especially when Europe was still being rebuilt. Later, when Chairman Mao was killing his own, it would have meant a major war to fight them, because the Soviets would have joined on their side. We did our best to contain communism, knowing we didn't have the ability to defeat it at that time (we still don't). When Amalickiah was killing the Lamanite king and slaughtering others in the Lamanite lands, why didn't Moroni march in and stop it? Isn't he hypocritical? No. He had certain capabilities, and a reality of what he was able to accomplish.
We currently have the strength to battle Saddam and keep him from becoming a nuclear power, or peddling that power to the nearest terrorist. Russia and China are a little more mature in their attitudes. They don't seem to have the desire to risk a nuclear holocaust with us. However, if a renegade terrorist gets a weapon, just who do we punish? It is better to stop renegade nations from wielding such massive power. K'aya K'ama, Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe JWR: I am not offended by your opposition to Saddam, or that you speak the truth about him. I just wonder why it is our problem when there are so many other monsters in the world that we give a blind eye to. Where were we when Stalin was murdering 16,000,000 Ukrainians, or when Mao was killing up to 75,000,000 Chinese? How about the ongoing murder and rape of Tibet? Or the vast slaughter going on in Africa? Why didn't we do something to stop Pol Pot? It is gross hypocrisy to focus on Saddam and say were going to attack him because he is a Bad Guy. Of course he is a bad guy. So what? The world is full of bad guys, some of them even worse than Hussein. Is it our responsibility to going about like Don Quixote jousting at windmills? It isn't that we should not police the world and enforce an unnatural peace. We cannot. John W. Redelfs ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================