Personally, in such a country as Iraq with all that is happening, people are more a concern than animals. I'm sure you would agree that helping people in need is far more important. If they has resources there to help animals like they do is the states or Canada, I'm sure they would. As it is they barely have resources to help people. I'm sure people care, but animals aren't as revered there.
About the innocent people _ Well, in war, innocent people get hurt, and I think it's worth having some people die than having our whole country destroyed. people die, it happens. It's a small price to pay for that countries freedom and it's on the rise now! =)
Animals- I don't think people are superior to them at all, in any aspect. It's stupid to think so.
***Edited By: heffanator on 11/25/2004 3:02:47 PM*** Reason: cause
it is not insane to place your own species survival and well being above another species. It is perfectly natural. I do love animals. dogs are my passion. I think it is amazing of all the species on earth dogs have choosen to live with us. (i know cats have to). but I think the line has to be drawn. my dogs are not my children nor are the royalty they are my canine companions. They are just dogs, I try to keep that in prospective.