War and peace protests

Letters to the editor

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2003

War! Huh! What is it good for? How about to gain freedom, as in the Revolutionary War? Or to stop Hitler from global domination and free Jews from concentration camps, as in World War II? And what does marching in the streets for "peace" do to help innocent Iraqis in Saddam's torture chambers? Absolutely nothing! To free thousands of Iraqi families currently terrorized by Saddam? Absolutely nothing! To deter other would-be dictators and mass murderers? Absolutely nothing!

To enforce the 1991 Gulf War cease-fire agreement, which Saddam has never been in compliance with? Absolutely nothing! To validate and enforce U.N. Resolution 1441, which passed 15-0? Absolutely nothing! To encourage Allied soldiers, who will fight to liberate Iraq? Absolutely nothing!

What does marching do to explain how can we stop Saddam without military intervention? Absolutely nothing! To enforce Clinton's 1998 U.S. policy of regime change toward Iraq? Absolutely nothing! To make Saddam answer for war crimes? Absolutely nothing! To make Saddam pay for abuse of women? Absolutely nothing! To make Saddam pay for environmental terrorism? Absolutely nothing!

What does marching do to mollycoddle and embolden the world's worst dictator? Absolutely everything.

Guy J. Crockroft

Juneau



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