Better BAATHIST than Islamists. Iraq is one of the few Arab nations where Christians, Athiests and Zoroasterians are tolerated and serve in the government.
How does this vaunted Iraqi/Saddam Hussein tolerance square with the assaults on Assyrian Christians and Jews in Iraq? Or the Kurds, for that matter. Either you're an agent of the Iraqi Secret Police, or you're a "useful idiot." In either case, you're no lover of the truth.
posted on 09/06/2002 12:12:54 PM PDT
Assyrian Christians have never been targeted by the government to my knowledge, if you have evidence, please post (I do know about the hanging of Jews as "Zionist Agents," Iraqi tolerance not extending to Jews). Again, do you want a stable secular regime, an islamist republic, or a puppet regime that would fall like a house of cards once the US Military pulled out.
Personally, if you want to see the main sponsor of terrorism, simply take a look at our "friends" in their Kingdom in the middle of the Arabian peninsula. Of course we can never touch them, unless we want oil to go to $100 a gallon at the tank.
posted on 09/06/2002 7:28:14 PM PDT
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