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Thursday, July 12, 2007

War. Ugh! What is it good for?

In the last six years, while the American and various foreign militaries waged war on the Middle East, specifically Al-Qaeda, we have gotten progressively worse, and they have gotten progressively stronger? Wow, good battle plan. Now, not only are they in as good of shape as ever, but we are a shadow of our former selves; beaten down and weary, and how do we plan to defend ourselves now?
 
It is one thing to fight a battle, even one that we might not win, for honor and freedom and the safety of our people. This war seems to have made a mockery of all of those respectable things one sacrifices and fights for.
 
Who are we fighting anyway? If Al-Qaeda is getting stronger, it is obviously not them. Maybe this war is against the angry, lonely young men who in their society have no chance at happiness and choose instead to receive their gift of lots of lovely virgins at the price of the lives of some people who get in the way.
 
Whatever the case, we are doing something wrong. No matter what anyone says, we are never in too deep to be able to turn around and do the right thing.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the right thing?

How exactly have "we" gotten worse?

Who exactly has declared Al-Qaeda stronger?

Isn't it honorable to serve God and country by bringing freedom back to a foreign land?

7/12/2007 03:10:00 PM  
Blogger Buggie said...

Are you saying that your god is the right god for everyone? That YOUR beliefs should be pushed on to EVERYONE? I'm sure it is for their own good, right?

Is killing their kids and our kids for the sake of what? Bringing our version of freedom to them, worth it? What if they don't want our version of freedom? How dare we assume to know better for them? How dare you stand behind a veil of anonymity and state your superiority?

Our lives are good, yes. For us. It is not necessarily the right life for others. Get over yourself.

7/12/2007 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous haveyouseenlucky said...

Yeah, I don't think this escapade is in our national self interest. We're not really gaining anything that all by being there, and we certainly don't seem to be helping matters. The notion that because we're over there terrorists won't be able to attack us here seems pretty naive too.

I think too much of our policy in the middle east is focused around trying to make the people there act like us. They aren't going to do with us holding a gun to their head. Maybe if we left and let them figure it out on their own...

7/13/2007 01:42:00 PM  

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