The only thing that tends to get my ire up on here is when people in a discussion go off the deep end and begin insulting one another.
I have stated from the get-go that I was not referring necessarily to you with the comments that got you all upset.
You don't think it was insulting to me to be the subject of your accusations ? ! ? ! ? For chrissake, grow up. What kind of response could you have expected? It is utterly false that you said "from the get-go" that your remarks did not necessarily refer to me.
This is the entirety of your accusatory post, Post #3875556
No, I think you all misunderstand my position. I would not appeal for us to invade Burma, the Sudan or Iraq for that matter because of atrocities perpetrated within those countries by their own government. I supported going into Iraq for one reason and one reason only. And it had nothing to do with how Saddam treated his people. The point of my post, and not a very well expressed point based on responses, is that y'all are really quick to cry for all these people who died during a war with Iraq (and rightly so, since death should never be something we celebrate) and try to claim that American soldiers were mass murderers but y'all seem strangely silent about atrocities and true instances of mass murder elsewhere that American soldiers have no presence. I guess it is only when our military is involved that some of you find large numbers of dead people appalling.
No, you desire to persist in claiming that members of the Bush government are war criminals for killing masses of innocent Iraqis. The problem you face is that you cannot claim that American leaders are mass murderers without claiming that our soldiers were complacent in the mass murders. Now, if you believe that our soldiers were mass murderers with the approval of our government, then just come out and say it. But you cannot have it both ways. Either our government and our soldiers are guilty of mass murder or neither one is guilty. But I think this reasoning will go over your heads as you continue to make the claim that our military is doing a bang up job while it is only our former governmental leaders that are the mass murderers. Ah well.
Anyway, I hope I've explained my position a bit better. While Saddam needed to be removed for what he did to his own people, I would rather have seen his people do the removing as opposed to us. While the world should have been morally outraged, just as much as we should be outraged over the Sudan, it is not our business to go in and straighten them out. Y'all have a good day.
It is flagrantly accusatory, and it contains no disclaimer to suggest that it does not necessarily refer to me, and in fact it's snide tone is very personal. You need to stop making false claims. There was no disclaimer, that post is insulting, accusatory and personal, and you deserve the response you got. I simply cannot believe that you continue to make a claim which is patently false, and despite the fact that anyone can go back to your post, read it, and see that it is a lie that you said from the get-go that you were not necessarily referring to me.
If you are going to continue to attempt to peddle a story which is so obviously false, there is really no point in attempting to discuss this with you. You did not
state that your remarks did not necessarily refer to me, neither before you made them, nor after you had made them. Read the damned post, it's clear. If there is anything childish going on here, it is the spectacle of you attempting to make a claim that your own post shows is false.