Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 27 November 2014

Where was moral outrage over Iraq war?

WHAT does "disproportionate" mean in the context of war? Who among us is qualified to decide? Why only women, children and "civilians"? Aren't boys and men also people?

Not so long ago we joined the USA in the first Gulf War and attacked Iraq. With a casualty ratio of more than 150:1 in our favour, we won this hands down.

After the war was won, the Americans called a halt to the bulldozing of more children into roadside ditches, against the wishes of our Government, which apparently wanted to go on all the way to Baghdad and destroy one of the last secular Arab regimes.

Any more moral outrage emanating from this country, reach for the sick bag.

HJ PRICE

Co Down

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