OK, bluewarrior, I think I see what you mean now. But I disagree with you in that I believe sending military aid to a country means that you are condoning its military practices. If I'm beating up an guy, and you give me some money and say, "you are my friend", you are basically supporting what I'm doing, indirectly. Similarly, the US (and all the other countries who were sending Saddam military aid at the time) were supporting the slaughter of the Kurds, indirectly. Who knows where the exact funds for the gas came from? Just because the dollars got converted to dinars at the border means nothing.
Anyway, Turkey has also horribly mistreated the Kurds as well. Iraq is not alone in that.
military support...(gov. wise) it was to beat back along the eastern front...for one...yes.
military support ...to protect and patrol...your own land.
hussain and his children used military support...to murder people in their own country.
i'm not sure they used the military to do this but it's true...bullets were used to kill kurds...and gas. "imagine troops sent into the kurds village and executing them."
did america pay for that? absolutly not. and...maybe...if you don't look at the human element. just because aye give a friend a gun for protection doesn't mean aye support his shooting spree.
your example...aye don't want to comment on that.
and by the way the word "indirectly" in this "global world" is passe.
pardon the fr%$ch. and aye am six degrees of separation from the pope...know what i mean?
my take is cutthroat: he s.did it h.he pays....
twist that however you like.
the govs.of iran, turkey, russia, have clandestinely recognized the kurds.
but they(kurds) and others...are truly happy that mr. hussain's children are passe.
aye do not excuse my french ;)you must look at this from all aspects of the coin...it is possible for a coin to land on its edge...and this comment is only for effect it has no bearing on what is discussed but that there is another alternative.
so, ms. amarain, why so down on the u.s.? there ARE democrats in control since 2000 as well, ya know. don't be too worried.