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St. Francis of Assisi, Patron of Peace

Does the military action the U.S. is contemplating against Iraq meet the standards of a just war?


Date: 3/30/2003 8:15:51 AM
Name or Pseudonym: Dr. John
Subject: More examples

Dear Adrian,

First off, please state, for the record, exactly WHICH current government officials were found guilty of any crimes during the Iran-Contra hearings. Before you make such an unbelievable claim, let’s see some names, rather than more leftist lies and innuendo.

Secondly, from Reuters today:

U.S. Forces Face Iraqi ’Terror Behavior’
Sat March 29, 2003 04:00 PM ET

By John Chalmers
AS SAYLIYA CAMP, Qatar (Reuters) - U.S. Central Command on Saturday said its forces were facing Iraqi "terror behavior" that smacked of desperation after a suicide bombing that killed four American soliders.

Major General Victor Renuart said the Saturday car bombing at a checkpoint near the central city of Najaf was the kind of attack associated with "terrorists" and suggested an organization ... "that is beginning to get a little bit desperate."

Giving another example of "terror behavior" he said an Iraqi woman who waved a white flag of surrender was later found hanging from a street lampost.

"Iraqi terror organizations continue to force young men to come out of the towns and fight," Renuart told a briefing at Central Command’s forward headquarters in Qatar.

"They’re probably being forced to fight because they fear for their families as opposed to being loyal to the regime."

President Bush gave an upbeat assessment of U.S. military operations in Iraq but said its troops were fighting the "most desperate" Iraqi army units.

An Iraqi state television presenter, describing the suicide attack as a "blessed beginning on the road of sacrifice and martyrdom," said President Saddam Hussein had awarded medals to the dead bomber, an army officer. END OF EXCERPT.

So, Adrian - tell me again how the US is the bad guy here and Iraq is the innocent victim. You do realize, don’t you, that spreading lies about people because you are too lazy to check on the truth of the matter is just as bad as willfully lying about someone.

I eagerly await your list of names of convicted felons working for the current administration....

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