posted on Feb, 6 2005 @ 07:11 AM
Folks, keep your eye on the ball. The liberation of Iraq is either worth it or it isn't. Pray tell what qualifies the two women in question to
determine the answer?
The hug could be staged and that wouldn't necessarily invalidate the sacrifice that Marine made.
The hug could be real and that wouldn't necessarily make the way we handled this war appropriate.
Then of course planning isn't everything. Do you think that Bush could make a woman hug somebody who her son died for if that mother felt the cause
was unworthy? Of course not. So the hug being planned does nothing to discredit the war.
One more thing to chew on for the anti-war crowd. AMERICA invaded Iraq- you too! It wasn't just Bush. There were more than enough opponents to that
war to have stopped it if they had actually -acted- instead of sitting on the couch and yelling at the pundits on TV. One way or another, the vast
majority of this country made a choice, direct or indirect, which made that war possible.
If you were against the war but didn't actively try to prevent it, you need to go look in the mirror and say to yourself "I shirked my duty as a
citizen and it caused a war. God help me if I ever do it again." Now you might want to start thinking and planning how you will do your part to stop
the next war, because if you wait till it's here I bet my bottom dollar that you'll be on ATS bashing Bush when you ought to be bothering
Once you own up to the fact that America did this, you can address questions of opinion such as this hug from an enlightened viewpoint.
Is it a mockery of an unjustified war which should give you deep personal shame for not having acted?
Or is it a symbol, rather planned or otherwise, that despite mistakes we have ultimately done a good thing for which our fellow men in Iraq are
Make your decision and own up to the implications. Be an American.