Saddam Hussein--Back to Iraq?
Thursday, February 26, 1998
Almost six years ago, Saddam attacked Kuwait, and the United States attacked him so we wouldn''t have to carpool to work. But it didn''t quite work out that way. Saddam isn''t playing nice and we''re back to square one again. So what are we going to do this time?
Why didn''t we take care of this the first time? Because of diplomacy.
What are America''s interests in Iraq? We''re supposed to back the UN because of our treaty with them.
If we attack, what will we accomplish? I hope we take him out once and for all.
Occupation: Operations manager
Why didn''t we take care of this the first time? Technically, we met the objectives before, to liberate Kuwait.
Do you think we should attack Iraq? I have mixed emotions. I think he''ll break his promises but I don''t know if we have enough support around the world to attack.
What are America''s interests in Iraq? A huge oil reserve and a little ego on the part of whoever our current leaders are.
Do you think we should attack Iraq? No. I think we need more talking.
What role does America have in policing world affairs? We have enough problems here. We don''t need to police the world.
What are America''s interests in Iraq? It must have something to do with money or oil. It''s not like we need another desert or anything.
Is Saddam as big a threat as the US says he is? I don''t think he''s a threat to us, but to other countries around Iraq.
What role does America have in policing world affairs? It has a primary role because of economic and military predominance but it shouldn''t act like a bully.
If we attack, what do you hope it will accomplish? I hope it gets rid of chemical weapons but I don''t want to see innocent people killed.
Resides: Pacific Grove
What role does the US have in policing world affairs? A leading role, but I don''t think any one should be leader. We should be equals.
What are America''s interests in Iraq? I think the U.S. government wants things under their control.
If we attack, what do you hope it will accomplish? Saddam should resign.