Sunday, April 24, 2005
Breakfast Fun Time Explosions
Ever had a wonderful breakfast interrupted by an attack? There you are eating your food in peace and some jerk feels the need to try and kill you. I mean MAN! What is your deal? Why do you have to bomb me and my friends? I like my eggs with pepper not mortars or car bombs.... You think these guys would have some manners ya know? Perhaps they don't realize that I want to get out of their country as much as they want me out. Well, perhaps not quite as much, I am not willing to blow myself up or do anything illegal to get out of here. Have you ever disliked what you were doing and the reasons for doing it, but knew that you had to keep doing it? That is how I feel. I am not about to disrespect my country which has given me so much by not completing my job and mission, but I do feel like we were lied to about our reasons for being here. For instance, I remember how big of a deal it was when I was here fighting in the war (during my first time here in 2003). We were looking for WMDs (weapons of mass destruction), and that was our MAIN goal. That is all our commanders talked about, and now the focus has changed to liberating Iraq. I am all for the liberation of Iraq, but lets be honest here... That isn't why we came in the first place (and our intel from the media and unclassified government reports show that there was no threat of WMDs) we came for those damn WMDs. It is a shame that they (the WMDs) aren't here for the sake of our damaged credibility. Now, why are we still here? Well I think that we DO need to stay here now that we have stirred this boiling pot and now it is bubbling over, but one thing I wish for is that our government would declare a timely schedule for pulling out and handing the Iraqis back their country. One thing I think would happen if we did that is the number of attacks would decrease. The reasoning behind this is that those groups that oppose American occupation (and lets be honest, we are OCCUPYING this country) would have a promise that is tangible of our departure. Perhaps then they could start focusing on more constructive things like how to rebuild their country and make it safe and beautiful once again instead of delaying our promised departure by attacking us. Now, I know that there are a lot of IFs here, but just think of what that would also do back home? How many families would breath that huge sigh of relief when they see their husbands, wives, sons, and daughters safely and permanently back home instead of still stirring that boiling volatile pot that is Iraq. There would be a greater chance of international aid that could come and take place of our departing forces, and the US burden (hundreds of billion of taxpayer's dollars) would finally have some much needed help to supply the Iraqis (instead of US corporations) with funds for the reconstruction of THEIR choice. Back home the effects would be dramatic, the president would INSTANTLY gain popularity (that he is currently lacking judging by the latest polls) and our economy would thrive again due to all those billions of dollars that would be staying in America instead of going to Halliburton. Well these are just some thoughts, of course they would need refining and help from others (not to mention actual political support), but I thing that THIS would be moving in the right direction, instead of our current trend of creating more and more enemies in foreign lands.