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    it should have been clear to anyone studying Iraq that the two reasons we are granting people it was "understandable" to harbor were also false:

     - there was ample evidence that no WMDs existed, and there was an entire global movement that had been arguing such since about 1996-97.   By 1998 this was absolutely true, so true that even Scott Ritter (no peacenik, he)was turned around.

     - there was also ample material that no on-going hr crisis existed and people who understand the struggle for humanitarian rights know first and foremost that you don't improve human rights by going to war.  

    These are both comfortable screen people have chosen to hide their ignorance behind.  They look good on the outside and provide acceptable cover for the lack of thinking/understanding that rests at the bottom of their piles of rationalizations.

    Each of those rationales grows from a huge pot of US hubris and arrogance.

    "By focusing fear and hatred on the Tutsi, the organizers hoped to forge solidarity among Hutu." -- Human Rights Watch

    by a gilas girl on Sun Apr 18, 2004 at 03:43:27 PM PDT

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      the reasons for war themselves were suspect and fell apart under scrutiny. I was just keeping my focus on the statement by Kos that Mr. Sugar decided to rip into.

      I don't know that I'd say there was no "on-going" human rights crisis, though. There were hr serious abuses every day by the Baath leadership. Yes, there's hypocracy in regarding this as a crisis but not similar situations in other nations, but that's another matter.

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