700,000 dead Americans for something that ended peacefully in every other country on the planet due to technological innovation making slavery
Slavery ended due to moral compunction, not technological revolution. We had industries in America that could work better than a man, but cotton still
had to be picked by hand, fruits still had to be harvested by human hands. Just like it is done today, except today we use Mexicans. The war was about
economics vs human morality. Morality prevailed.
Needlessly rose to power because of the sanctions imposed on Germany post WWI - Hitler never would have come to power without the destruction and
sanctions imposed on Germany by other nations. Any time a country is economically isolated by sanctions, they have little choice but to use violence
to acquire more resources since they can't access resources through trade.
The reasons are frankly immaterial, the end result was the moral, economic, technological progress of the world and the right to freedom, liberty and
self-determination for millions of people through the fall of colonialism. And a true appreciation for the value of peace that didn't exist before
and brought people together to ensure the same.
The entire war with Japan could have been avoided.
So you were fine with the Rape of Nanking, the thousands of sex-slaves that the Japanese army kept or the rapine and pillaging of thousands of people
across Asia as the Japanese horde swept across ? OR the brutal Japanese use of prison labor to subjugate millions of people across Asia ? The sick
belief in a man-god-emperor who decided the fates of millions by perpetuating a sick culture of cult worship around him ??
I'm sorry but that attitude of "not my problem" died out in WW2 after US soldiers walked into their first Nazi death camp.
War was not necessary to deal with Pol Pott, just as it wasn't necessary to deal with Stalin. Communism always implodes on itself since economic
central planning always results in a completely destroyed economy. The Soviet Union collapsed under the weight of its bureaucracies and so too would
Pol Pott's regime.
Funny, you should go and tell that to the Vietnamese Generals who saw thousands of their soldiers face off against the Khemer Rouge and their
psychotic soldiers. Also funny that you compare Stalin to Pol Pott because if history is correct, Stalin took his time getting to his grave and along
the way send over 40 million odd people through starvation, executions and forced labor to their deaths. I'm sure they would find comfort in knowing
that you saw the slow withering and misery of an entire nation as the natural progression towards collapse. And funny that like Stalin Pol Pott also
died as an old man living a full life that he didn't deserve, at least war brought an end to his imparting misery on countless other lives.
The US is about to implode itself for these very same reasons. The market will end the State.
Yeah, we've been here for 300 years, don't count us out just yet. Especially when we are still the richest, most technological competent and
militarily superior nation on the planet.
Totally worthless war. Now an even more corrupt group of oligarchs is running the State. Iran's influence has grown, not diminished. Iraqi poverty
has increased, not decreased. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have needlessly died because of our invasion. While Saddam was a jerk, it was the
people of Iraq's responsibility to deal with him if they didn't like him as a leader, not ours.
LOL, your audacity and naivety is frankly astounding. Why don't you tell the Kurds that they should have "tried harder" instead of being gassed so
easily by Saddam ? Why don't you tell the Shia's how it was their "responsibility" to rid themselves of Saddam if they "didn't like him" ??
Poverty is a much better state that slavery, maybe you can't fathom this but the Iraqis sure can.
The US invasion of Iraq has increased the misery of the Iraqi people exponentially.
Yeah, freedom is so much more onerous that standing in a line to get shot at dawn or getting gassed and buried in a mass grave because you happen to
be born Kurdish and Saddam Hussein doesn't like the way you look or that your wife and daughter are suddenly fascinating playings for some sick Iraqi
general who likes to make you watch ?
Yeah, bad on "us". I guess the Iraqis should put up statues to remember the "fun times" huh ??
Several million dollars per missile to kill some goat herders in the mountain regions of a god forsaken wasteland.
Good job government.
Yeah, same "goat herders" planting IEDs and engaging US Marines in Helmand province.bring this years casualties to 2000 lives lost. Guess those
goats can be real rowdy huh ?