posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 06:52 PM
Speaker of the the truth, you are the kindest, well mannered American I have the pleasure to have met on these boards,
I just hope any sucessor to bush is capable enough to repair the middle east by alternative means and to radically change US foreign policy.
this is what I have said, yes.
And do what? Wait for the next attack? You see, that is the conuundrum that the United States has gotten itself into. There is no where to
retreat. Pulling out of Iraq is not going to cease the hatred that these people have for us. As a matter of fact, as one poster already stated, if we
were to pull out and Iraq falls even further into disarray,it's likely to cause them to hate us even more.
The reaction the US military has got is becuase of its conduct in Iraq. please trust me because I have seen it, I almost shot a Navy SEAL because of
his conduct but was told to restrain by my superior. PLEASE PLEASE trust me here.
The US military's complete ethos needs to change!
"Hooah" needs to dissapear. yes a child "MAY" have been paid to lay an explosive device in front of your patrol vehical. But if the average
citizen didn't hate the US army then thaey would NOT see to it that their children should die.
Every Iraqi that I met said that they do not care whether thay die as long as thier children live in peace.
The American military somehow cannot understand that they are NOT at war with IRAQ they are at war with terrorism!
For all those American Patriots here on ATS imagine your family being killed because someone "thought" they could be "terrorists"
[edit on 20/1/07 by Jimmy1880]