Re: Why they hate us, was (Re: funny things to do on a bike)Eric S. Sande writes:
>> These American troops will be suffering from nightmares of having
>> been part of that for the rest of their lives while families in
>> Iraq will `not forget the accountability we showed.
> War is Hell. But we're in one, and there isn't any percentage in
> undermining effort when it comes to the final objective, that being
> the destruction of Al Qaeda and the securing of the oil reserves.
Maybe you haven't followed the news but Al Qaeda is stronger, has more
allies, and is a larger threat today than before the onset of the
Iraqi war. You cannot destroy Al Qaeda with military action. It is
rooted in suppression of relatively defenseless people who have no
other way of responding than to end their lives in a desperate
statement against their real and perceived enemy of a foreign
government and religion. We are the driving force behind Al Qaeda.
The concept of "War against terrorism" is denial of this fact. Ariel
Sharon is living proof of that.
> Neither of which is trivial, strategically we have to look at a
> conquered Iraq as a bonus point vice Afghanistan, which is not
> exactly critical but does give us a military presence along the
> (nuclear armed) Pakistan border.
"Give me liberty or give me death!" the oft quoted words of our kind
of freedom fighter, yet we don't recognize that in others. We are at
that juncture except that we don't recognize that we are the unjust
enemy that inspired these words today.
> Good victory points.
> Why we invaded Iraq is open to question, any junior high school war
> gamer would have avoided that situation on the basis of too
Hubris and oil!