posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 07:59 AM
It has nothing to do with like or dislike or just wanting the approval of the world. It has to do with doing the rught thing and in this case over
100,000 civilians have died in Iraq, mainly due to coalition led airstrikes. The invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with ousting a tyrannical dictator
(which there are plenty of in the world) or WMDs (which there are plenty of in the world, just not in Iraq). It had to do with a plan to increase
American presence in the Middle East and securing energy resources (oil) to prevent a further shift of power in the world.
The people that you refer to as "leftists" that are apparently trying to tear down this country are the same people opposed to trading their civil
rights for "protection against terrorism". This is what Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin warned us against, they both said that we deserve
neither if we trade freedom for protection. Look at the Patriot Act and look at the illegal arrests of peaceful protestors all over the country. The
"leftists" are the ones fighting for the constitution and, on the same hand, fighting for inncoent people all over the world. I hate to see innocent
people die, but to know that they died for no purpose at our military's hands tells me there is a problem in the U.S.. Just b/c the rest of the world
thinks that we're wrong doesn't make us right and it should tell you that the position should be rethought not strengthen your belief in this war.
And by the way, here's some simple logic. You piss alot of peopl off, some of them are going to try and hurt you. We have pissed alot of people off.
Why? B/c we've killed their family members, uprooted them from their home, blown babies legs and arms off, you name it.
I have a friend whose brother just got back from Iraq. He was standing next to a friend/soldier whose head exploded from a sniper shot. This guy had
to get pieces of his buddy's skull removed from his face. So, when he comes home, he begs everyone he sees to vote for Kerry for one simple reason.
B/c Bush has proven that he will put soldiers in harms way, based on a lie. This soldier knows that we are over there destroying a country that was
not aggressive towards us and his friends are dying.
If Bush is such a strong and patriotic leader, why would he not discuss things with Saddam like he asked in an interview before the invasion? If Bush
was right, why not tell the world publicly why he was right to invade.