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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: 4/3/2003 11:45:14 AM
Name or Pseudonym: James.
Subject: Freedom?

Please define what Anti-American is and speak as if there is no freedom in all other countries.I think most countries are not against America but instead the concept of America,freedom and democracy held by some Americans.Even in Islamic countries,American popular culture is present there,this shows there is an openess,however,when it comes to national sovereignity,it is another question.Every state has a right to its idea of democracy so long as the general population agrees with it,which leads to another the majority of Iraqis actually want an American-style liberation?Yes many are unhappy with Saddam,but really you can’t force people to fight the coalition forces if they really don’t want to.They can always surrender as many have,so the question is how many percent of Iraqis want the coalition forces to’free them’ from Saddam Hussein?And will this really solve the present problems in Iraq and the neighboring countries?Or will this cause even more resentment in the long-run?

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