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i agree with your historical assessment of what triggered WW2..... but i have to take a different stance on the rest of your post...... placing the blame on france for WW2 and the present Iraq situation is a rather convenient americana cop-out..... it's irresponsible and manipulative to point the finger at someone else and blame them for playing a part in the root cause of the situation..... and let's be clear on what the root cause of our current war in Iraq is - a government (ie, the American government) who believes in pre-emptive policing of the world.... for oil, for proliferation of our world view, for flexiing of our almighty muscle...... and maybe just a little because saddam is a bad man...... but that certainly isn't the main motivating factor..... if we really cared so much about bad men who organize torture, rape, and killing of their people, we'd have been pre-emptive in other countries all along working to right this wrong...... so the root cause is not saddam's "badness"..... indeed, the root is our raging ego.....

i found your analogy of americans in a post gulf war 1, post 9/11, to that of the jews PROFOUNDLY disturbing.... comparing the death of 3,000 americans to that of 8 million jews is a SHAMEFUL statement laden with all of the propaganda the government has been feeding you...... this war against iraq has NOTHING to do with 9/11..... that's what the government wants you to believe...... the death of 3,000 americans on 9/11 cannot even begin to be compared to the long-term suffering the millions of jews experienced in the concentration camps...... and indeed, the death of 3,000 americans had NOTHING to do with saddam or iraq...... we all know the culprit, the master-mind, of those deaths..... and where IS osama bin laden anyway??? seems we've lost our focus here and are running around schizophrenically with gun in hand, unconcerned with which way it points since americans know what's "best" for the rest of the world......