posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 09:12 PM
Originally posted by WestPoint23
*sigh* Marge, what I'm talking isn’t about this administration nor the next one to come. Its not about conservative or liberal, its about deciding
if the goal we are trying to accomplish in the ME is just. Its also about debating which are the best means by which to accomplish that goal.
And exactly what might that goal be? I’m not trying to be confrontational here. I’m seriously asking what our goal in the ME is, and more
specifically what our goal is in Iraq. Since the start of the conflict in Iraq, a sovereign nation, it seems to me that our justification for
launching a pre-emptive strike has changed a number of times. I guess I’m a little slow on the uptake here, but it’s still kind of vague and murky
to me. Has anyone actually decided yet what our “true” motivation was for invading Iraq, what our reason is for being there and what our lofty
goals might be?
Maybe I’m a psychic and just don’t know it, but I could have told you long before GWB ever set foot in the Whitehouse what his intentions were
regarding Iraq, and where it would inevitably lead. IMHO his plans for Iraq are far, far from kind and benevolent in nature, and have nothing to do
with what’s in our (America’s) best interest. Personally, I think his agenda is blatantly ruthless, self-serving and inspired by delusions of
While I feel sympathy for the people in Iraq who fell victim to Saddam Hussein’s bloody form of justice, I also feel sympathy for all the others in
the world who live under such oppressive, murderous regimes. That doesn’t mean, however, that I’m in favor of the wholesale slaughter of many,
many thousands of innocent citizens (casualties of war), plus thousands more of our own (soldiers), in the name of Ol’ Glory while we lumber around
the globe flying our flag high, destroying and rebuilding countries in our own image. And that’s not to mention the TRILLIONS it will cost us in the
Has it occurred to any of our “trusted” leaders that maybe these countries don’t want us to destroy them and remake them in our sacred image? Or
that the people of our own country, for that matter, might not approve of it? Has it occurred to our brilliant elected officials that perhaps there is
something intrinsically wrong about doing this, and that it goes against the principles our nation was built on? No other President in our history has
attacked another country on the premise that one day they “might” attack us. The pre-emptive strike concept was GWB’s brainchild. And everyone
in the world, like it or not, is now paying for it.