READER ARNOLD WRITES:
I think your remark about the anti-christ is uncalled for. Just cause someone has an opinion which isn't the same as yours, doesn't make it any less valid. I personaly think trying to have peace is better than starting a war. I can understand why you might consider going to war to be a good thing, but I can't respect you for trying to convince other people it is so.
Never forget that Saddam Hussein was placed in power in Iraq through your very own CIA, just like most other dictators in Asia and South-America, as a prevention to communism. And he was funded by your own government until Gorbatchov was elected in the Russia.
I would also like to remind you that a strike at Iraq isn't supported by any country other than your own. Don't count on support of the British, because 70% of it's people is against a war in Iraq. Blair will have a vote of non-confidence and will be forced to resign before the weapons are fired.
Please consider what I wrote here. In case you were wondering. I'm not from a country in Asia and I am not a Muslim. I'm a European living in the Netherlands.
My main argument against Yoko Ono is the Beatles break-up. Her opinion on Iraq is inconsequential, though amusing to me. A majority of Canadians support the US in a war on Iraq, though their politicians refuse to go along, and it seems likely that Australia may help out in some way. And Britain will come along, also--they have too much to lose. Don't forget that there was a terrorist hijacking plot aimed at Parliament last 9/11, too, but the British Government shut down commercial aviation so quickly that the plane never got in the air. And yes, an incorrect opinion is less valid than a correct opinion.
As for "starting a war", we have not. War was declared on us, and 3000 civilians were killed in a sneak attack. Afghanistan was a nice aperitif, but the real problem--and the real agents against us--are Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria. (And when I say "us", I mean the West.) All of those governments must fall and be replaced by more humane and liberal successors. This we will do. (And when I say "we", I mean the United States of America, since you Euros can't seem to comprehend the threat.)
Also, you are confusing your conspiracy theories--Saddam Hussein was not put in power by our nigh-omnipotent CIA. The Baath Party was already in power and Saddam was among a handful of leaders when he seized power by assassinating his rivals, and 1/3 of the leadership in one day. We supported him against Iran, that is true, but that worked out very well for us--two enemy states exhausting each other for eight years. Look it up.
I'm guessing you didn't vote for Pim Fortuyn's List, which is too bad. Pim was right.