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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-05-05 10:00 PM
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59. You're welcome.
Edited on Sat Mar-05-05 10:03 PM by Redstone
For Christ's sake, if we want to split hairs (which some of the people quoted above will do until they make our ears bleed), we could at least have said back in the 1960s that the government of South Viet Nam ASKED for our military support.

(The fact that the RVN government was an illegitimate, corrupt bunch of thugs could even, if this argument had any logic, be balanced by the fact that the government of North Viet Nam were a bunch of illegitimate, murderous thugs. I'm not making any excuses for either of them.)

But NOBODY in Iraq asked us to invade them. Oh, yes, a few "exile groups" of corrupt thugs (common theme here, anyone?) cheered us on from the safety of the sidelines, without of course ANY of them risking their own necks in any of the fighting. (The old phrase "Let's you and him fight" comes to mind.)

Furthermore, screw the idea of "it was our moral obligation to liberate the Iraqi people from Hussein." Screw them if they didn't have the guts to do it themselves.

And you know who's having the last laugh right now? Saddam Hussein, that's who. Because no matter how much he wanted to, before we invaded Iraq there wasn't one goddamn thing he could do to kill Americans. He was bottled up, with the eyes of the world watching him.

Now, he gets his wish. American soldiers die, because they're where the "insurgents" can get to them, and he's happy.

If we had not taken it upon ourselves to invade Iraq, all those Americans would still be alive today. Not to mention the Iraqi civilians, for whom I really do feel sorry, especially the children.

Y'all go ahead and flame now if you want to. I've ranted, and am done for the night.

Redstone
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