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U.S. World Politics!


12 May 2003
Hi there!

I have received this from a friend of mine. Many of us may know about this already. Please don't mind!
But, one is really amazed as how politics are played in today's world, and how innocent people from all over the world become subject of gamblings by the so called world powers!



"Q: Daddy, why did we have to attack Iraq?
>A: Because they had weapons of mass destruction honey.
>Q: But the inspectors didn't find any weapons of mass destruction. A:
>That's because the Iraqis were hiding them.
>Q: And that's why we invaded Iraq? A: Yep. Invasions always work better
>than inspections.
>Q: But after we invaded them, we STILL didn't find any weapons of mass
>destruction, did we? A: That's because the weapons are so well hidden.
>Don't worry, we'll find something, probably right before the 2004 election.
>Q: Why did Iraq want all those weapons of mass destruction? A: To use them
>in a war, silly.
>Q: I'm confused. If they had all those weapons that they planned to use in
>a war, then why didn't they use any of those weapons when we went to war
>with them? A: Well, obviously they didn't want anyone to know they had
>those weapons, so they chose to die by the thousands rather than defend
>Q: That doesn't make sense Daddy. Why would they choose to die if they had
>all those big weapons to fight us back with? A: It's a different culture.
>It's not supposed to make sense.
>Q: I don't know about you, but I don't think they had any of those weapons
>our government said they did. A: Well, you know, it doesn't matter whether
>or not they had those weapons. We had another good reason to invade them
>Q: And what was that? A: Even if Iraq didn't have weapons of mass
>destruction, Saddam Hussein
>was a cruel dictator, which is another good reason to invade another
>Q: Why? What does a cruel dictator do that makes it OK to invade his
>country? A: Well, for one thing, he tortured his own people.
>Q: Kind of like what they do in China? A: Don't go comparing China to Iraq.
>China is a good economic competitor, where millions of people work for
>slave wages in sweatshops to make U.S. corporations richer.
>Q: So if a country lets its people be exploited for American corporate
>gain, it's a good country, even if that country tortures people? A: Right.
>Q: Why were people in Iraq being tortured? A: For political crimes, mostly,
>like criticizing the government. People who criticized the government in
>Iraq were sent to prison and tortured.
>Q: Isn't that exactly what happens in China? A: I told you, China is
>Q: What's the difference between China and Iraq? A: Well, for one thing,
>Iraq was ruled by the Ba'ath party, while China
>is Communist.
>Q: Didn't you once tell me Communists were bad? A: No, just Cuban
>Communists are bad.
>Q: How are the Cuban Communists bad? A: Well, for one thing, people who
>criticize the government in Cuba are
>sent to prison and tortured.
>Q: Like in Iraq? A: Exactly.
>Q: And like in China, too? A: I told you, China's a good economic
>competitor. Cuba, on the other hand, is not.
>Q: How come Cuba isn't a good economic competitor? A: Well, you see, back
>in the early 1960s, our government passed some laws that made it illegal
>for Americans to trade or do any business with Cuba
>until they stopped being Communists and started being capitalists like us.
>Q: But if we got rid of those laws, opened up trade with Cuba, and started
>doing business with them, wouldn't that help the Cubans become capitalists?
>A: Don't be a smart-***.
>Q: I didn't think I was being one. A: Well, anyway, they also don't have
>freedom of religion in Cuba.
>Q: Kind of like China and the Falun Gong movement? A: I told you, stop
>saying bad things about China. Anyway, Saddam Hussein came to power through
>a military coup, so he's not really a legitimate leader anyway.
>Q: What's a military coup? A: That's when they stopped being Soviets, but
>then they decided not to
>support our invasion of Iraq, so we're mad at them now. We're also mad at
>the French and the Germans because they didn't help us invade Iraq either.
>Q: So the French and Germans are evil, too? A: Not exactly evil, but just
>bad enough that we had to rename French fries and French toast to Freedom
>Fries and Freedom Toast.
>Q: Do we always rename foods whenever another country doesn't do what we
>want them to do? A: No, we just do that to our friends. Our enemies, we
>Q: But wasn't Iraq one of our friends back in the 1980s? A: Well, yeah. For
>a while.
>Q: Was Saddam Hussein ruler of Iraq back then? A: Yes, but at the time he
>was fighting against Iran, which made him our friend, temporarily.
>Q: Why did that make him our friend? A: Because at that time, Iran was our
>Q: Isn't that when he gassed the Kurds? A: Yeah, but since he was fighting
>against Iran at the time, we looked the other way, to show him we were his
>Q: So anyone who fights against one of our enemies automatically becomes
>our friend? A: Most of the time, yes.
>Q: And anyone who fights against one of our friends is automatically an
>enemy? A: Sometimes that's true, too. However, if American corporations can
>profit by selling weapons to both sides at the same time, all the better.
>Q: Why? A: Because war is good for the economy, which means war is good for
>America. Also, since God is on America's side, anyone who opposes war is a
>godless un-American Communist. Do you understand now why we attacked Iraq?
>Q: I think so. We attacked them because God wanted us to, right? A: Yes.
>Q: But how did we know God wanted us to attack Iraq? A: Well, you see, God
>personally speaks to George W. Bush and tells him
>what to do.
>Q: So basically, what you're saying is that we attacked Iraq because George
>W. Bush hears voices in his head? A. Yes! You finally understand how the
>world works. Now close your eyes, make yourself comfortable, and go to
>sleep. Good night."
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