Why? Since when do those who prefer peace bear responsibility for others' actions?
Do we also bear the responsibility for the thousands of people who have died in
Kashmir simply because they were trying to exercise their right to a free vote in
a democracy (India) from the hands of those who would take this away from them
(Islamist groups based in Pakistan)?

Again I ask (and keep in mind it's a rhetorical question -- I'm not suggesting we
invade Pakistan), since every reason the US and the UK have given for the
necessity of armed conflict with Iraq applies in spades to Pakistan, why aren't we
talking about the invasion of Pakistan?

Are we also to be held responsible for the deaths in China due to the astonishing
record of the communist government there over the past half century?

Jon Spencer wrote:

> This is perhaps a small correction, and I would assume this is what you
> meant:  I am in support of a war against *Saddam*, hopefully with the
> support of the Iraqi people.  I am grateful to our leaders for the use of
> "smart" weapons, which will minimize the number of innocent deaths.  But for
> those who want us to stay home because of the inevitable innocent deaths,
> on you hands will be the deaths of tens of thousands of innocents joining in
> with the hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis Saddam has already killed.
> Jon
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Osborne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 3:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [ZION] Iraq
> > >Saddam will go.
> > >
> > >And as hard as it is to imagine, I guess I, too, could be wrong.
> >
> >
> > You're not wrong this time. His days are numbered and the writing is on
> > the wall. I'm in favor of a war with Iraq based on what I know about the
> > situation.
> >
> > Paul O
> >
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