Letter to the Editor - Saddam is dead. But what has changed?
Sat Dec 30, 2006 03:33

 
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Subject: Letter to the Editor - Saddam is dead. But what has changed?
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 19:29:15 -0800
From: Marc Perkel
To: APFN@apfn.org
CC: news@ctyme.com


Does Saddam deserve to die? Of course he does. After all, look at what
he's done. He used chemical weapons against Iraqis. He tortured people
at Abu Ghraib. He had an advanced domestic surveillance program. People
were hauled off to secret prisons where people were tortured.

Now we have defeated him and even though we removed the evil tyrant, we
used chemical weapons, and we tortured Iraqis at Abu Ghraib. Our
government is surveillance us and we have a network of secret prisons
where people are tortured. Now every day Iraqis torture each other and
Americans collect the bodies on the streets as they kill each other in
civil war.

For the last 1400 years since the dawn of Islam there has been war, and
torture, and killing, and tyrants. Does Saddam deserve to die? Clearly
he does. The middle east is full of people who deserve to die. War after
all is about killing people who deserve to die. Saddam's execution is
but another step in a 1400 year old tradition of vengeance against the
evildoers and we hand this down as an example to the children of
humanity. Our wars will continue for yet another generation.

If war is about the killing of those who deserve to die then what is
peace? Is peace not the point where we stop killing those who deserve to
die? So as we kill Saddam tonight I ask this question, "Is it worth it?"
Especially when you consider that Iraq is actually worse off now, and
that all the bad things that we killed Saddam for are still going on.
Saddam is dead. Tomorrow Iraqis will kill and torture each other. As it
has been for centuries, nothing has changed. The killing doesn't stop
until we stop the killing.

I'm Marc Perkel - And I approved this message!

Marc Perkel
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