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Did President Bush go to far in characterizing: Iran, Iraq and North Korea as an "axis of evil?"
-- Anonymous, February 04, 2002
"bad" or "axis of evil" is all those who do not agree with us. To them, we are the "axis of evil"... simply because we do not agree with them. Yes, they are communists... so? Just because the rest of the "better" world is democracy does not mean it is the only form of government that is "good." "God thought beauty of Satan up to the point he decended to hell."
Humans are not perfect. Democracy is far from it. Communism is just as far as Democracy. Before Lenin-Communism, Marx-Communism was thought of as a an idea far superior to Democracy.
-- Anonymous, June 14, 2002
I think President Bush was totally right. He is ensuring protection before something like 9/11 happens. What was America doing on September 10 to let Al Qaeda know that they shouldn't terrorize America. We should warn them in advance so terrorism is deterred. President Bush made the right choice by warning those countries.
-- Anonymous, February 13, 2002
I also believe that President Bush went a little bit too far when he said that North Korea, Iraq, and Iran are the “Axis Of Evil.” I think that after saying this, many terrorists will try to endanger the lives of Americans. Now these countries will dislike America even more than before.
-- Anonymous, February 09, 2002
I think that president Bush went a little too far in stating that North Korea,Iraq, and Iran are the Axis of evil. Doing this just fuels more hatredinto the Arab world against us Americans. I think that when we first began Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan we clearly stated that terrorism and hostility to the United States will not be accepted. These rogue countries, who clearly know who they ar that harbor terrorist know that they have a moral duty. I also am afraid that the entire mid-east, including the very few allies we have there would view us as the global police. It appears that this is not a global war on terrorism but a "United States" war on terrorism. I think that before there should be any war which should be the last thing, there should be some sort of internaional counsel such as the United Nations that could view these countries as threat to civilization, and ask them to curb their actions. If there is no response then there should be a military operation involving ALL allied countries in a full blown military operation against them. But as it is now, it appears that Mr. Bush in all due respect is taking too much of a huge burden on his shoulders, because it doesnt appear that we have 100% help from our allies. Also, think of the thought of fighting four diferent wars, on four different fronts with advesaries that may be potentially more dangerous than the resistance we faced in Afghanistan. It is indeed scary, however we have to also remember that we cannot let terrorists prevail.
-- Anonymous, February 07, 2002
I believe that Bush went too far. It seems as if he is trying to enter the U.S. into uneccessary war, only because he feels that the U.S. will back him. He has now given the people in these countries more reason to dislike the U.S. and become more reluctant to accept our ways of thinking. I understand him calling Iraq an "axis of evil", but Iran and North Korea are two countries that we are trying very hard to become aliies with. This comment may have completely messed us that up.
-- Anonymous, February 06, 2002
I believe President Bush had every right to go and state Iran, Iraq,and North Korea as an "axis of evil."I think this because most terrorist are harbored in these countries and the countries won't do anything about it.By Mr.Bush stating this these countries will realize the United States are not going to tolerate these acts of terrorism any more, we are going to take action and crush the terrorist and their followers.Now that the countries see our actions they'll probably take terrorism more seriosly and try to stop it in their country.
-- Anonymous, February 04, 2002