posted on Aug, 25 2006 @ 08:17 AM
laiguana, pay no attention to others' accusations. And I'm not sure what you mean by U.S. efforts in the middle east.
I'm a moderate and I believe we're in Afghanistan with good reason. I believe we're in Iraq for no good reason at all, but since we started it, we
need to finish it.
At the cost of many lives, limbs and sanity. It sucks rocks, but we can't just up and leave because the American public
doesn't like it. We need to rebuild what we tore apart. It worked in Germany. It worked in Japan. We still have a military presence in both
I think Israel is strong enough to stand on it's own.
I think messing with stable governments in any country is a waste of manpower and resources. If my government really feels it necessary to stick
it's military nose in places, we should do it through the U.N. We should initiate discussion about countries where their governments are unstable.
Places where there is *true* civil war. If we're going to send our soldiers off to be killed or maimed; they should be part of a larger,
multi-national force. And the purpose should be to completely dominate a country until it becomes stable again. It should not be to bring democracy
and "freedom" to people. I'm tired of Bush and his useless buzzwords. I don't understand his appeal to some people. I've never liked him. I
disagree with him on so many points, that I could fill a thread in PTS slugfest. The only thing I *do* agree with him on is that we must not pull out
of Iraq until we've cleaned up the mess we made.