Public Theology About   Organize   Theology   Church   Philosophy   Ethics   Politics   Planning   Society   Economy   Creation   Peace   Preach   Media   TheoEd   Contact  Home  Subscribe   Get Our Newsletter
Contact Us

iraq-child.jpg
Liberation or Oppression
An Iraqi man carries a child badly wounded in the onslaught on Basra on Saturday. Will the U.S. be viewed as a liberator by the Iraqi people?

In the photo on the right an Iraqi man carries a child badly wounded in the onslaught on Basra on Saturday, March 22, 2003. In spite of the fact that the America military is trying to minimize civilian casualities, civilians are going to suffer and die in this war. We can just hope that there are not too many.

The neo-conservative thinkers who have pushed George Bush into this war claim that the United States will be viewed as a liberator by the Iraqi people. This has been seen as a sign of whether or not this is a legitimate war. Given the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein it is hard to not believe that this may well be true. The war is now some six days old but it appears so far that the people are not viewing the U.S. as a liberator. Iraqi soldiers have dressed up as civilians and then attacked U.S. soldiers making the latter much more wary.

As the war unfolds this is something to watch. Will the United States be a liberator or oppressor?

Photo source: The Mirror, Britain's brightest tabloid newspaper


Please Comment - See More Articles in this Section - Submitted By: 5520

Date Added: 3/25/2003 Date Revised: 3/25/2003 11:20:43 AM

  Sponsored by the
Center for
Public Theology
.
About   Organize   Theology   Church   Philosophy   Ethics   Politics   Planning   Society   Economy   Creation   Peace   Preach   Media   TheoEd   Contact  Home  Subscribe