Bennyy22 wrote:Iraq will be a free country after this. no more torture or any of that crap. they will be blessing the soldiers who fought to free them for the rest of their lives.
Just for reference, take a look at other coutries the US has fought to "free". We have supported the current monarchys in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, have installed several South American dictatorships, and even helped Saddam to achieve power. In fact, the reason that Bush is so sure Saddam has chemical/biological weapons is becasue Reagan and Bush Sr. *gave* them to him. Remember the Iran Contra hearings? (well, you're too young to actually remember them, but have you ever heard of them?)
How much torture do you think is really going on in Iraq? The main thing that Iraqis have to complain about is the abject poverty among the poor in a country that is nominally so rich. This is because the rich continue to siphon off money from the sales of Iraq's assets. Basically the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Do you think this will change with a US occupation? Instead, the US and UK will siphon off money for "administrative costs". Meanwhile, the poor will still be poor, but under a different leader. Perhaps the leader will be less insane and power-hungry, but that doesn't make the people any more "free."
No, there may be some good reasons for going to war, but "freeing the people of Iraq" is just US propaganda. Don't believe any of it. Some Iraqis believe it and that's why they're happy to be "freed", but they aren't likely to be so happy when it's all over and nothing much changes. After all, did you know that the income differential in the US between the very-rich and the very-poor is among the highest in the world? Perhaps our own poor would like to be "freed" from this oppression?