No! I live in England, but i would never live in those areas, i told u before!<quoted text>The only question I have asked you is if you'd ever lived in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
As to the 100,000 who died - that's horrible, certainly, but those aren't all deaths from American military activity.
The majority of those people, like the hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled Iraq sectarian violence between Shia, Sunni, and Kurds. I've been arguing on this thread that U.S. mistakes are at least in part responsible for some of that for five and a half years, btw.
Thousands of Iraqis were dying every year, mostly children, as a result of Saddam's refusal to admit he was complying with U.N. sanctions on his former WMD programs. That's not happening any more. Saddam's goon squads aren't running around killing opponents of the regime or people who pissed off some apparatchik in his government, either.
So ... how do you figure the positives and negatives in a situation like this? That's a really hard nut to crack. Some of the people you've been arguing with will gloss right over the fact that the U.S. did in fact kill Iraqis, more of them than we should have, and they'll scream like banshees when you admit that U.S. mistakes played a huge role in allowing the sectarian violence to spiral out of control.
I know that's not what you've been saying - but what you've been saying is no better. You're ready to blame every death in Iraq after 2003 on the U.S. You'll ignore the Iraqis who killed other Iraqis, the activities of al Qaeda and Iran (possibly Syria) and other foreign elements that stirred up and contributed to that violence. You'll gloss over the horror that Saddam perpetrated on his own people for years, just to point out the flaws in the U.S.
My point, I guess, is simple - there are no easy, simple answers to ANY of this. There's no clear cut good guys and bad guys.
I don't take sides! What i'm sayin' is that the majority of ALL people on this planet are not very good. They are more like demons than angels, so how u people think governments are good and they care for people, is beyond me!!