posted on Aug, 21 2005 @ 02:56 AM
Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
AMM, I truly enjoy the fact that no matter what, I can expect your reply to anything, supportive or contrary, to be exactly how I picture it.
Glad I could oblige
Back on topic, my ultimate point (which ALL of you missed) is that we need to fight this war differently, Unlike many of you, I want to WIN
this war. I am so sick of hearing about a new U.S. military body count, I am sick of seeing the Cindy Sheehans pulling off dangerous and pointless
protests (which will end in death). And I am especially getting tired of the "we're building schools in Iraq" garbage. Building schools? Is a
single school for Iraqi children worth that much for the lives of our soldiers? I don't think so. I want to see our soldiers drop the hammers and
pick up their rifles, get some more troops and armor on their side, air support, and tear apart anything that gets in their way. War is not to be
taken lightly and we need to start seeing that our government agrees with that notion.
Again, I don't care if you think I'm wrong in that the Iraq War is the most mishandled war in history. You can choke on that notion for all I care.
My point is we aren't doing what needs to be done. War is war and if you don't go to war with war, you're not gonna win.
I agree. The problem is that war is an extreme of politics, and with politics you ALWAYS have to play by some set of rules. If we truely were to do as
you say, that is, put say half a million troops in there, lock down the boarders, and start going house to house, the US would take unbearable
I mean look at it now - you have about 40% of this country that thinks this war is certifiably wrong. They don't WANT to win. They WANT the US to
lose, they want the US to LEAVE. It's sad but it's true. And the politicians have to deal with that 40% of people. The generals in turn have to deal
with the politicians.
That is of course to say nothing of the bitching and moaning we get from the surrender monkeys and the like. Then you have Iraq it's self. Those ARE
people there, and it is THEIR country. We walk a fine line between trying to help them and trying to take care of buisness. We have to both show
improvement in their countries infrastructure/way of life, and improvement in their security. These things don't go hand in hand.
The problem is that the US, and the world in general is not facing a threat on the same level as Germany in WWII. At worst, Iraq would have gotten the
bomb, and a few nukes would have gone off in our cities, and people who don't support the war will say it was unavoidable. What we need is all the
pissy anti-war people shut the hell up so there are no distractions, and let our people do what we need to.