Posted by Dinah on March 22, 2003, at 9:05:59
In reply to Re: Iraq and Al Queda, posted by daizy on March 22, 2003, at 8:40:24
Gotta say here.
I don't know what the American soldiers are doing. I haven't been watching the same sources of news, apparently.
I've been watching CNN, and the military leadership as all due gravitas towards the situation, all due respect for the power they are using, and all due respect for the Iraqi people and any innocent casualties that might occur despite our best efforts to avoid them.
I just watched General Franks, and I was quite impressed with his awareness of the situation in its entirety and from perspectives other than our own.
I also saw lots of interviews with soldiers who had surrendered who do not see Americans as "invaders" but as liberaters, and pictures from a village where the residents also seemed pretty happy to be free of Saddam, whose human rights abuses are documented at the website of Amnesty International, hardly as you might agree, a patsy for the Bush administration.
My source of information is CNN, again hardly a huge source of support for Bush.
And I grew ashamed of my previous opposition to the war, which was based on selfish concerns for American interests rather than true concern for the people of Iraq.
Again, just my opinion.