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wcepler Donating Member (591 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:55 PM
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Iraq: A hot war without a cold war audience.
Iraq: A hot war without a cold war audience.


Cold wars are typically fought for an audience. They try to show an adversary, NOT in the cold war zone, that your country has power and potency. In short, they try to "make a point".

This is the absurdity of the Bush War in Iraq. It is entirely a hot war and the only audience is there, on the ground, at the other end of the guns and weapons. There is no larger audience.

But Bush repeatedly speaks of how Iraq is making a point and showing our enemies what we can do, but such "points" are never made with hot wars, but only with strategic cold wars. Hot wars are simply brutal fights to the death. WW2 was a hot war. America and its allies weren't fighting to impress some distant audience. We were fighting for our lives.

Thus, the only justification for being in Iraq would have to be to win a hot war in Iraq. Almost certainly the real justification is grounded in oil (e.g., Halliburton/Cheney) and Bushs religious fanaticisms (e.g., Armageddon death wishes) but it certainly isnt convincing a larger audience of anything.

The Bush War in Iraq is like sending your children into a dangerous bar to have life and death fights in order to convince your neighbors of something.

But your neighbors aren't watching.

And our children keep dying and dying and dying . . .


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