A Real Debate at Real Debate Wisconsin

November 10th, 2006

They’re having a real debate at Real Debate Wisconsin over whether or not the Iraqi people are better off today than they were on Saddam.

One of my favorite liberals (and I mean that literally), viagra usa see Scott Felstein, believes they are worse off.

The host Fred would argue they are better off.

My answer:

The Iraqis WERE better off under Saddam, but only if you value security over freedom.

(What I find iteresting is that normally I would expect Scott to be making that point for me.

Of course, it’s easy to make that point when the choice is between a potential terrorist attack and George Bush listening to your phone calls.

It’s tougher to stick to that same point when the choice is between living under a dictator and risking a car bombing in the morning.)

Entry Filed under: From Where I Sat,Politics

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Fred  |  November 10th, 2006 at 9:17 am

    Debate thief

  • 2. tee bee  |  November 10th, 2006 at 11:02 am

    Considering the method Saddam operated under – the depravity of which Machiavelli would be in awe – I don’t see support for the argument about security.

    The man welcomed his own son-in-law back from exile only to kill him as a traitor. What kind of security is that?

  • 3. Administrator  |  November 10th, 2006 at 11:29 am

    “Debate thief?”

    More of a “freeloader,” really. ;)

  • 4. Administrator  |  November 10th, 2006 at 11:33 am

    Fred, does have a good point though. Definitely, head over to Real Debate to join the argument there.

    All the popular kids are there already!

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