Re: "Non-violence not the answer," Sept. 11
To the Editor:
I fully agree that we do not live in an ideal world. However, we must stop and evaluate ourselves if at one point we stop striving for idealism.
First of all, putting Saddam Hussein on par with Adolf Hitler is like equating David Koresh with Osama bin Laden. Sure, both have been leaders of their own specific organizations, however in reference to the magnitude of their impact on society, one cannot hold a match to the flaming torch of the other.
Hitler was not stopped during pre-WWII rumbling due to the appeasement policies of the allies, which were sadly enough agreed upon by all participants.
I do believe the United Nations should take a stand against Iraqi insubordination. However, in the case of the U.S. intervention, how can a nation that prides itself on freedom and protecting democracy above all, move into Iraq without a democratic vote in favour of their outright demands?
In her letter to the editor, Jenn Cole said that in "an ideal world Iraq would be on the verge of making nuclear weapons but have no intentions of using them"... on the contrary, in an ideal world we would have no use for weapons of mass destruction and it would be peace that surrounds the past of our planet, NOT the shadow of the mushroom cloud.
In an ideal world, WWI and WWII never existed and Vietnam was just a really bad dream. Unfortunately, in OUR reality they all occurred and what we can do is strive, not as races, colours or sexes, but as a people who SHARE this world to insure they NEVER happen again.