This is not to excuse the acts of Saddam Hussein towards the Kurds, the Kuwaiti's, or Israeli's. This is presented as a reminder that the U.S. and Israel have both committed much greater crimes and that the demonizing of Saddam is out of proportion to his acts. The acts of Israel in the last 50 years towards the Arabs have resulted in as much death and injury if not more than anything Saddam has done, and unlike Saddam's actions, cannot be justified by immediate threats. The United States has experimented on people with radiation in the Port Chicago and other experiments. We have blasted away a community of men, women and children in Waco in what may be viewed simply as persecution resulting of lifestyle choices. We have engaged in protecting the importation and selling of drugs at high levels while engaging in illegal acts that go beyond the law in persecuting and punishing users. We destroyed seven blocks of a black community with bombs and fire (MOVE) with a flimsy cover-up saying that some of the adults among them were involved with drugs, and this was in Philadephia. Yet most Americans are completely ignorant of this, because the victims were black. Yet they are ready to vilify the leader of a culture that has been lied to, cheated, ripped off, divided and tyrannized by big oil interests for a hundred years, although he has acted in self defense with his life in jeopardy of assassination by covert forces for some 30 years, and in defense of his people, reduced to slavery and oppression fomented to serve big oil interests. Philadelphia cannot make those claims! The act of decrying crimes of others as a technique of diverting attention from crimes we as a society are responsible for is in itself irresponsible at best. Imagine a synopsis of these events. The CIA and drug trafficking, the October Surprise (paying the Iranians to keep the Americans hostage in order to get Reagan elected), the conspiracies to murder JFK, RFK MLK. The deaths of John Lennon, Bunny A., Gene Roddenberry, Bill Graham, Jerry Garcia, Vince Foster, Paul Wilcher, Danny Casolaro and so many others who made a serious effort to expose Machivellian deceptions after covert agenda's were made so clear during the War on Iraq. A nation where global conspirators had acted to create the government and fomented the issues facing it. A government, like all others in the Middle East, manipulated sell out the people to oil corporations and use the money to buy used weapons, this to keep the Middle East nations buying old technology with the money from oil that could have been used to feed, educate and heal people. The U.S., manipulated by the global economic cartel, helped to create Saddam's government and enslave the Iraqi people to destitution and tyranny. Then we gave the green light to Saddam to invade Kuwait just so we could condemn him for an act no worse than invasions in the Falklands, Grenada, Panama and Beirut; all which were summarily excused as righteous causes by an application of double standards. Indeed, the Middle East nations have not used subterfuge to engage the U.S. in wars, to keep the U.S. indebted, to force the U.S. to create a Central Bank and then the Federal Reserve, to stop the U.S. from coining its own money (as the Constitution requires), to instigate depressions to loot savings of Americans, and all the rest of the crimes history serves up when you learn the actual, not the revisionist accounts. Yet for charging less for oil that is charged for drinking water, the Zionist media machine has brainwashed Americans that Israel, a fascist apartheidt state is our friend and Iraq is not. Right wingers with a wink and a nod have supported this act of treason to assure their own profits. Iraq was always friendly to the U.S. and willing to negotiate fairly. Iraq never had any role in attempting to subvert the Constitution, spy on American citizens, or covertly control our government. Yet we in the U.S. are now convinced they are some kind of threat, or enemy! Saddam could have been viewed just as easily as a hero. His War Crimes are not as devastating as our own war on drugs, and are typically similar to acts committed by all governments to suppress dissension: an act of self defense against disgruntled minorities engaging in terrorism against the Iraqi government. Saddam thought he worked with the International Community in having sought an OK from the U.S. through April Glaspie to take back Kuwait, part of Iraq before International Bankers sponsored their independence for the sole purpose of gaining greater control over oil wealth and furthering the divide and conquer atrocity in the Middle East. Saddam thought he had U.S. approval before starting to engage in a war against what he saw as puppets of a banking cartel stealing Iraqi oil and using economic warfare to destroy Iraq while using covert action internally to keep Iraq at war with her neighbors, and using military strikes by Israel to prevent Iraq from keeping pace with the Western World. The blatant double standard of the U.S. shadowy support in arming Israel with nuclear weapons and justifying genocidal acts when Iraq supposedly attempts to gain equal status. He could be seen as a man struggling to stop the covert and heinous crimes that have divided and tyrannized the people of the Middle East for over a 100 years by those wishing to secure the wealth from Middle East Oil at any cost to human life and justice and truth. Meanwhile, those who continue in the efforts to reduce the worlds systems of justice to police forces tyrannizing the Earth's population as thugs for multi-national corporations and banking institutions, and their subsidiary insurance companies, drug companies, and educational systems full of revisionist history and deliberate failures intended to propagate their own existence (case in point, the 50's war against phonetics which pushed Americans into greater illiteracy for the sake of text book companies who would profit by this). For those who say American youth don't know right from wrong, blame the 'moral majority', that has rampantly tread on our Bill of Rights and crucified entire American sub-cultures for exercising their right to self determination. The Moral Majority that has attempted to install a fascism in place of our Republic; a Moral Majority that has turned a blind eye to the Military Industrial Complex as it has in turn acted as an accomplice in indebting the U.S., perpetrating lies to the media, concealing organized crime, and much more to satisfy the International Bankers on whose payroll they depend. American youth has seen the hypocritical opposition to the values we teach regarding the Constitution and human rights, and the devastation in the real world for those who elect to be individuals and make their own choices and take responsibility for their own life; often targeted and crippled for their failure to conform to the utterances of deceiving phrases and glory of heinous acts. How can American Youth know right from wrong, When police chiefs think that self medicating with pot is in the same class as mugging and robbing somebody? When the U.S. has opposed the entire world supporting the Israeli apartheidt system and obstructing justice for the Palestinians. Why you wonder, to kiss ass to the International Bankers who hope to destroy our Constitution as soon as possible. Many Americans still know right from wrong, and do not confuse right and wrong with who has been criminalized and who has not. Often, those who are criminalized, are done so by selective enforcement of laws, to stymie their efforts to expose much greater crimes. With the death of JFK, Johnson was a reluctant yes man for fascism. After him Nixon was an all out cheer-leader for the same fascism. Nixon figures prominently in the introduction of all the horrors we used to accuse the Soviet Government of perpetrating on their people. Jimmy Carter tried to stop the downward spiral and was quickly silenced by the media. Ronald Reagan, ignorant of what was going on, became an excellent puppet for criminal conspirators from different camps engaging in political agenda's for their own gain, concealed by a superficial left vs right dialogue in the media that evaded the issues and falsely portrayed the events of the time. Today, instead of common sense, we roll out the red carpet for the squeaky wheels that do not threaten corporate interests, writing laws to abide the whims of the highest bidder, and practicing deception with a deliberateness that would have caused an outrage in the 60's. Legislating meaningless conflicting laws by itself creates sufficient confusion to disable the body politic from facing and contending with the much larger issues we must face as a nation, and as the world Ultimately, IF we had been against Saddam invading Kuwait, when when he asked if it was OK, we should have said 'NO', not, 'we don't take a position'. The fact is that the International Bankers with the aid of the U.S. are responsible for setting Saddam up to invade Kuwait!!!