There is so much idiocy in this post I'd miss the Jets game Sunday going over it line-by-line but here's the best:
Originally posted by bitonti@Oct 31 2003, 11:01 AM
hey guess what there are atrocities occuring all over the world but the US doesn't give a s**t about any of that.
pakistan is a military dictatorship, just like Iraq was and they are our biggest "allies" in the war against terror. There is some bad s**t going down there but no one ever talks about that. We don't care.
Saudi Arabia is a place where 10 select people control the entire wealth of the nation, and the rest of people have no hope, no food, no chance. We don't care.
the entire african continent is a collection of massacres and AIDS. We don't care.
Playing the morality card with IRAQ is hypocritical.
Its like saying its wrong that Bill Clinton lied about a blowjob but its ok that Arnold molested dozens of women.
the right needs to pick a morality and stick to it, not trot out stories that fit its agenda when its convenient and ignore the stories that don't.
frankly for my money id rather see the US improving the life of AMERICANS not raghead IRAQI's who think they are living in 2000 BC still - maybe that's just me.
or at least be honest about it. If this thing was called OPERATION SECURE OIL id have less of a problem with it. at least it makes sense that way. but you can't send boys to die in the name of oil. It has to be marketed. There hasn't been a legitimate military action since WWII. Everything since then has been agenda driven, unneccesary bull****. This whole preemptive strike --> establishing democracy is laughable. it defies all logic, more than that hasn't ever worked. Id rather see them glass the joint then "establish democracy."
you can't just establish democracy in a nation lacking infrastructure, economy, employment sources etc. Not in 1 year or in 10. Maybe in a generation or two but who has time or energy for that?
Iraq will be nothing but an economy bolstered by government subsitidies for as long as we will be there. Period.
Was Saddam an a**hole? Yes. Are the IRAQI people better without him? YES.
Is the fate of the Iraqi people our problem? NO.
If there wasn't oil in Iraq we wouldn't care if Saddam skinned its people alive and ate them for dinner. Thats a fact jack.
its all academic anyway. No matter who the next president is this country is committed to Iraq for decades. The horses have been let out of the barn.
Come to NY you want to believe some heartwarming stories to make you feel good about it? Hey that's great good luck with that. I have enough self-delusion in my life just hoping that the JETS will win every sunday.