People will die? Of course people will die. They've been dying all along. Somehow it's better if they die while the US army is in Iraq, than if it wasn't?
The point is that vastly, vastly more people will die if the US Army is gone. But apparently to you it doesn't matter how many brown prople die so long as Westerners aren't involved.
Of course it matters to me. Which is why I was opposed to the bloody war in the first place. Don't try offloading guilt onto me. "So long as Westerners aren't involved"? What a crock of bullshit. Who involved "Westerners"? Was it my idea? It will not be because of me or any other opponent of the war that people will die. It is because of the Bush administration and the lunatic notion that somehow it was up to the USA to "create a democracy" in Iraq.
First, that's not why the US invaded Iraq. Second, even if it was, it is NOT the business of the USA to go about the world fixing things, or imposing American ideas on the poor, benighted, helpless "brown" people of the world. Poor, stupid, backward brown people, can't do nothin' for themselves.
The Iraqi people did not deserve to be made the subject of yet another imperial adventure - they had problems enough before that.
And kindly do not bring up how nasty Saddam Hussein was. We all know how nasty he was. But the world is full of nasty tyrants and butchering monsters: if he was bad, there are worse. But the "worse" ones don't sit on a big puddle of oil.
The Iraqi people should have been left alone to deal with Hussein. They are not better off, at least as many people have been killed since he was overthrown as he was known to have killed in a similar timespan, the country is in much worse shape, the secular society of Iraq is rapidly becoming an Islamic state complete with honour killings, the tribal factions have cut the nation up like a pie, thanks to the USA, hundreds if thousands of people have fled Iraq. . .
Fix it, my aunt Fanny.