posted on May, 20 2004 @ 10:57 AM
You know, as time goes on, and I watch how the US military handles some things, I am beginning to believe that it might be about oil. Which is a
shame, because if this was all handled correctly, this war would be much more in our interests.
I am for this war, but not for oil, I had a lot of hope that the gov was doing this for the right, and true American reasons, to help and assist, to
rid the world of tyranny and oppresion in its worst forms. I am begining to see that its not at all how it could of been/should be.
I think there is still hope, I think that with the right leadership, we might be able to repair a lot of the damage we have done. But as it stands
now, we are sure messing up bigtime.
Let me explain a little on how I think it should of been done vs how it is being done, and why I think some people might very well be correct.
When we invaded Afghanistan, we did the right thing, we rid that region of the Taliban, and destroyed the Al quada(sp) camps, but we stopped short of
our promise. We then pretty much left to fight in Iraq when we should of flooded Afghanistan with aid and medicine and helped them to rebuild thier
We are still there sort of, but not in the numbers we should be. I think everyone knows that in order to win a war, you gotta use overwhelming force
and keep troops in the region to ensure stability.
Iraq, again, the same thing, we should be there in mass force. In order to keep control until something stable is in place you have to ensure
security. We arnt there in the numbers we should be. Its still an ongoing thing, and we are rebuilding somewhat, but could do a much better job.
Now, the war on Terrorism, which does now involve Iraq, but in the beginning really didnt have anything to do with it IMO.
This is a war for the minds and hearts of people, or it should be, sadly, its doing the opposite, and all I hear from the gov is ignorant answers.
Instead of winning thier hearts and minds, we are giving them reason to want to hate us more, this is a failure. The abuse scandle going on is a
perfect example. THIS IS NOT AMERICAN. We dont torcher. We should be upholding the geneva convetion. This is just one of many examples that are coming
to surface, and none of this seems to be in our national interest.
We had plenty of reasons to invade Iraq, not just WMDs, they have been shooting at our planes ever since Gulf war one. But now I question what is the
true motive behind Bush's reasons.
If he truely wanted to win the hearts and minds of the people, he would of gone about all of this differently once we were in place in Iraq. You dont
beat prisoners, you dont shoot wedding parties, you don't do a lot of things we seem to be doing. This is all wrong!
War is hell, dont get me wrong, but either he is totally careless and doesnt think (which is my first thought) or he is after oil and wants to stir up
another world war, which is something I am starting to believe.
Either way, come the election, I am going to do the only thing I can, and vote for someone else, the only person who can get him out of the
whitehouse. Part of me thinks some strange things...like maybe it wont matter, maybe the election will be rigged (again).
These are just my thoughts, personal opinions on the current administration. I have no faith in Bush what-so-ever, but I do have faith in my country,
and do have faith in mankind. And I have faith that there is still a chance to fix the wrongs, and do the right thing.
This is part of what I think needs to be done:
1: Get that man out of the whitehouse.
2:Tripple the size of our troops in Iraq and force security until we can get a stable gov in there.
3:Send MASS AID to Afghanistan, send more troops(though I realize this is almost impossible at the current time, we should of done this first)
4:Get VERY SERIOUSLY involved again in the Middle East peace proccess. Stand up to Israel and tell them that we will cut funding unless they stop
making things worse, I understand that they are in a very tough situation, but they are the ones who need to stand down in order to get something
done, thats reality.
A lot of things we could have/should have done, now we need to stop screwing around and start doing the RIGHT thing, the American thing, not the BUSH
Sometimes I wonder if its all not just to late, but I will never give up hope, never never never.
[Edited on 20-5-2004 by Darkblade71]