posted on Feb, 21 2005 @ 12:12 AM
Not just a sustained war, but a war in which the U.S. has no interest. WW2 was a sustained war, but U.S. interests were involved--compared with
Vietnam where there were no U.S. interests involved. South Vietnam fell to the Communists anyway, and Vietnam has been under Communist rule for
years, and it has posed no threat to the U.S. whatsoever.
Sadam Hussein did pose a threat but not an immanent threat. In my opinion, a N. Korea and Iran with nuclear weapons pose more of a threat now than
Sadam Hussein did when we invaded.
I disagree with our intervention in Iraq, but certain objective observations must be made. Most of the Iraqis killed (not including Sadam loyalists)
have been killed by terrorists not by U.S. soldiers. Granted, some innocent Iraqis have died by the hand of the U.S. military, but sadly it
impossible to avoid such consequences in a war.
The real fact is that Bush has reneged on his 2000 campaign promises. In 2000, Bush promised a "humble foreign policy," and he rejected a Wilsonian
foreign policy of interventionism. Many conservatives delighted over these statements but now Bush has proven to be an empty proimse to many
conservatives, including myself.
[edit on 2/21/2005 by XX_SicSemperTyrannis_XX]