Originally posted by HookEm
Sure....he'd be better off under Saddam, which is what you're arguing.
He coulda been sodomized, sisters and mother raped, gassed, imprisoned, had chemical agents tested on him....
or he could have suffered a tragic accident, then lived free.
You argue he is better off being potentially sodomized, sisters and mothers raped, gassed, imprisoned, had chemical agents tested on him, etc.
I will argue that he is better off armless, and free...and I will be correct.
Yes, I guess he is much better off without arms, without parents or aunts and uncles or the baby brother/sister his mother was carrying (who were all killed)
Sorry, even you can't spin that with your "patriotic" poppycock.
I'm sure you would be right there beside Ali's bed telling him not to worry the orphanage he will be in will be just fine. "It will all be great for you Ali!" Hookem tells him, "Here is a sucker! Oops, you don't have any arms! Sorry about that!"
Its obvious that people will rejoice at the fall of an asshole who controlled their lives, make sure you don't get too caught up in your own propaganda to see the other side of what this war has brought.
While you are watching those glorious pictures on FoxNews of all those Iraqis giving their "Thumbs Up!" sign to the US troops, try to figure out the other common meaning of "Thumbs Up!" in the Muslim world. While, at this moment, I'm sure the thumbs up carries the western meaning, I'm sure it will slowly change to the Muslim meaning.
"We didn't want war."
- Ali Ismaeel Abbas (the boy in the picture)