posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 10:29 AM
In the old days, there was a motivation for going to war...the spoils. Gold and glory. There was a definate "victory" in war when the opposing
side gave up or were wiped off the face of the earth or forced to move to another geographical area. What is "victory" today in the wars that we
are fighting? Is the US ever going to reap the spoils of war from Iraq? Some people on here would say that we have thru having to rebuild a society
using our companies, but that really isnt the spoils of war here.
Also, Afganistan. What the hell is the point, honestly? In the old days, a revenge war would end in the annihaltion of your enemy. Today, people
get all touchy feely of how we treat our enemies so much that it hinders the military to do its traditional job.
I honestly long for the old way of doing things. The stuff was much more clear. When we fought Germany and Japan there was a definate victory that
was set and obtained. With the two wars that we are fighting now, I dont see a definate victory. I just see the US using its military power to show
the world that we still have it. I could understand if we were actually fighting the wars like we are suppossed to which is going after everybody and
everything that makes a move against us but we are binding our own hands. Every time a bomb drops and there is collateral damage (which is just a
reality in war), its like the world has a heart attack. Yeah, its not cool to bomb children, we get that. But, there is no way in the world that you
can make every bomb go exactly where it wants to be and only kill the "bad guys". It just doesnt work like that. The people with the loudest
mouths go all huffy puffy when something like that happens in war but they dont realize that it is WAR and its impossible for it to be 100% clean.