posted on Nov, 14 2015 @ 01:19 AM
I voted for Al Gore. I was against the war. But I was just a young stupid guy. I'm still a stupid guy but getting older. I always felt and still feel
some of my diagreements were just naivety. Almost every young person is against war somehow or just goes against something to be cool or disaffected.
Maybe it's a way to search for meaning when you're too young to have any.
I try to be as honest with myself as possible. War is sometimes necessary. History doesn't lie. Not long ago it was life. There's a lot of s*** in the
world and being isolationist or pacifist doesn't work. But I am deep in my core very fearful, maybe even a coward, so it's against my nature to face
these issue. Still I try, out of respect for the people who serve our country.
As I looked at history, especially the 2003 start of the Operation Iraqi Freedom, I realize there was a huge amount of momentum for it. Even the
democrats were claiming Saddam was a threat to the world. This wasn't something JUST cooked up by Cheney or Bush. IF it were, it wouldn't have got
far. IF anything was wrong about the war, it was that they didn't get explicit approval from the UN. But should the UN be the final decision maker
about war? The US, whether we like it or not, made a decision. Bush had a large part in it, but all of us, one way or another, were complicit. Nations
all across the world also were by not trying to stop it.
There's so much I could say. I just don't got room for it here and I don't really feel like spilling it all out. Got to sleep so... To keep my post
short I just got to say my position is I have respect for the Cheney statue, whether or not I agreed with the war. Same for Bush. I know many people
hate Bush. I didnn't like him. But still many DID like him and think his choices were good. What does that say about them or us? I don't know, but
it's just hard for me to say Bush or Cheney or mass murderers. They're flawed, sure. The war may have been a mistake. But I'm not ready to put them in
the same leauge with Stalin or Hitler or any number of dictator genocidal leaders.
edit on 11/14/2015 by jonnywhite because: (no reason