posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 10:56 PM
I like honesty in a politician. Its a rare trait. He should have stood his ground on this and he might have received some respect. Also he is
perfectly correct in his assessment. Although the ostensible reason for the occupation of Afghanistan is to defeat the institutionalized islamic
terrorism responsible for the 911 attacks.
It would have been nice if he delved a bit further into say oil pipelines or mineral rights or some such. I'd like to hear the inside scoop. For
those who deplore gunboat diplomacy and claim the moral high ground, please get a grip. There is not a single state in the world that hasn't used
force at some level to protect or advance state interests.
Even worse for the far left agitators is the fact that your exemplars (Stalin, Mao, Robespierre, Pol Pot etc.) have slaughtered more people in
the last few centuries than all the religious wars in all the world. There is nothing more frightening than the good intentioned utopian dreamer.