It's really funny how people are all calling Saddam Hussein a 'terrorist' when, while his crimes were -and still are- unforgivable, it was the USA who put him in his position in the first place. If they truly cared that Saddam Hussein was a complete and utter tyrant, surely they would have taken him down sooner? My guess is that Hussein was raising the prices for the oil, and America didn't like that. I won't assume that they didn't try to reason with Hussein for a more reasonable price, because I think they did. Hussein just didn't listen. What's America's answer? Well, bomb Iraq, of course!
I'm not going to go into 'dream land' and say that the problem could have been solved peacefully, because -while it would have been great if it COULD have been solved peacefully- unfortunately it seems it would have been impossible.
I don't actually blame Bush. I think it's unfair to blame him, because he's just the puppet of the US Government. Though, he should be thinking for himself and trying to do better for his country.
What irritates me immensely is the hypocrisy of the American Government. According to them, it's okay for America to have nuclear weapons, but as soon as another country decides to develop them, even if they don't have evil intentions behind them, all hell breaks loose and that country is automatically a terrorist country! That just really gets on my nerves.
I don't know if anyone realizes how terrible those who are from the Middle East -whether it's just their heritage or they lived there- have it in the UK or in the USA, or any other country, actually. My Arabic friend is always getting stopped at the subway because the police think she's a terrorist, everytime she's on the phone, speaking in Arabic with her mother! Or, my friend from Iraq! She gets stopped in the subway, and gets her bags checked. Or myself! My heritage is Iranian, and now that America has decided that Iran is in the wrong, I have to put up with random people accusing me of being a terrorist. And, you can't expect people to suddenly denounce their heritages, JUST because that particular country happens to be in the Middle East. Because that would mean denouncing your roots, your blood and your family. But, it seems that some people are doing it out of the fear of being unaccepted by society. Which, I think, is being a coward and completely pathetic.
-"There's a hole in the world like a great black pit/And it's filled with people that are filled with sh*t/And all the vermin of the world inhabit it/But not for long..." - Sweeney Todd.