posted on Apr, 24 2012 @ 10:11 PM
reply to post by randomname
In all fairness and to keep this real...What war ever has much meaning to nations not directly engaged in it? Heck, I understand Vietnam was one of
those places Americans had to grab a map to locate the first time they heard the name. The French fighting there for years wasn't of much interest.
I'm sure the "War on Terror" is of little interest to most of the world that is not either running into laws/regulations related to it in business
or whose nation has troops deployed and fighting in it.
Unfortunately though, for us and those in the Middle East, there absolutely is an ongoing war
. The origins, direct causes and people who played
various roles are all the stuff of endless debates but they ARE shooting US and we ARE shooting THEM. That's war by anyone's book, and this whole
thing started by them coming here, first in a terrorist attack. Call it 1993 if it makes anyone feel better about not using 9/11 and the controversy.
I was in Denver watching the news of the '93 WTC bombing and wondering very seriously if it might be the first of more to come, even then.
finally got it right in 2001...tragically..but so many forget it was the second attempt. The first one could easily have worked..if they hadn't been
idiots and parked in what I've seen described as the single worst place in the whole garage for what they were trying to do. THAT level of dumb
deserves nothing but:
I want to see this end as expeditiously as humanly possible since no one in power cares about winning it anymore, if they ever really did. AS I noted
though, ending this very real war doesn't have
to come with and never SHOULD
come with making 'friends' with the very people we've
been in mortal combat with. Sheesh.. give it a decade or two or 4...as my reference to Vietnam was originally meant as. Until then...They ought to
expect us and we ought to expect them for more problems even after the war ends....this President is just insane
to think we can all be
buddies. The world doesn't work that way outside his rather colorful delusions.