Activists are wrong to protest war against Saddam Hussein's brutality
Whenever there's a war, activists will be against it -- not because of the issues involved, but because they believe that any war is bad by definition ["Activists fast in war protest," March 1].
This is not so. There are causes worth fighting for and dying for, if necessary. Oil was one of the reasons for the war, but it was not the most important one. We were not fighting for oil -- we were fighting against Saddam Hussein and the evil he represented.
Saddam was, and is, a criminal. He killed people for speaking out against him. Now, reports are surfacing that indicate that Saddam allowed his soldiers to murder, rape and torture the Kuwaitis.
What this all leads to is that Saddam had no sense of right or wrong in the conventional moral sense. He is an immoral person in the worst sense of the word. He is the kind of person that would stab you in the back if he thought he stood to gain from it. Which is what he has been doing in a metaphorical sense in his dealings with neighboring countries.
This is what we were fighting against. We were fighting Saddam, the destroyer.
Uchin Kim '91->