First, understand by reading a handful of the comments posted here. Then you might understand my frustration.
Honestly. If the only thing that most conservatives can think of when liberals come up against them is to bitch about how people want this war. Why don’t you just add your god into it all while your talking to completely justify your ideals.
Tell the families of fallen soldiers that your god had a plan for them and that’s why they died–for a just cause. Now, go tell the families of the people that your soldiers killed that god obviously wanted them dead because your god wins over theirs. Yes, go ahead and tell them, you stupid sons of bitches.
Well, I don’t want this war. I know lots of people that do though. I know lots of people that don’t. Both sides have strong feelings about it. But, I don’t think it matters all that much.
Look at the facts:
- It’s been six years since September 11th–we have not caught the man that we were after.
- The president declared war without talking to congress. He should have been impeached for that alone.
- Bush was only re-elected because we thought he could fix the “war in Iraq.” He has failed.
- If we don’t pull our men out before Bush is out, the next president will–or else we’ll have another Vietnam on our hands.
- Even if people do want to go over there and risk their lives, not everyone does and politicians like the word “draft.”
- As a country, America has pissed off so many other countries that we are bound to be attacked again for our cockiness.
- And the list goes on…
Really, as soon as I can, I’m getting out of here. Other countries might be a little worse on some things, but America is going to be the worst place to live in a few years.
If a country doesn’t have fear, then they will have to find out for themselves that it is real and that no one place is “safe.” I thought that America found that out six years ago, but obviously, I’m wrong.
Comment posted by — — —
at 9/17/2007 12:56:46 AM
You’re right about the reasons behind why America’s leaders are never tried for anything.. Though maybe that will be just a matter of time? Myself, I’ve always thought that we’d go the way of the United Kingdom, our motherland, and end up being the country that lost something that it didn’t have to. I don’t know what exactly that would be, besides power, but that’s beside the point.
The phrase, “The sun never sets on the British Empire,” always struck me as more or less what America is becoming or has become. “The sun never sets on American dominated soil,” would be more fitting however.
Anyway, I’ll have to look him up. Thanks for the info.
Comment posted by Karen
at 9/16/2007 11:35:27 PM
Various leaders of America haven’t brought on charges for crimes against humanity simply because A) the US and its citizens are not subject to the world court in large, neither are its armed forces, B) the US is the most powerful nation in the world, bar none, and C) US hegemony and presence in the world after WW2 was so fucking extensive no nation could even stand close to the kind of power it wielded. After decades of literally standing as close to God as you can get on this earth, complacency and arrogance have a high chance of setting in.
As for Osama versus Saddam…Osama is a piece of self-revolving propaganda the US has more interest in leaving alone than actually catching. I mean, think about it, why should they? It’s easier to build on the myth that the man allegedly responsible for 9/11 is uncatchable. It gives reason for the US to be in Afghanistan (which I agree it should be, one of the few conflicts I agree the US isn’t devoting enough resources to). Do you realize the US itself was responsible for 9/11? I’m not talking about the 9/11 Truthists or all the other crackhead conspiracy theorists who claim the Twin Towers were demo’d by the US for the purpose of invading Iraq (whatever, the US has invaded countries for far lesser reasons in the past, ever heard of Grenada, Panama, the First Gulf War, or the Balkans?), No, the US government was responsible for 9/11 in the same arrogant reasons it is pursuing a bullshit conflict in Iraq: waning international influence. The US trained, supplied, and sent forth thousands of jihadists (including our six-foot buddy, Osama) in Afghanistan to fight the Russians. ALright, the Russians leave and so did the US in all ways from Afghanistan in the 1980’s. What are all these Afghan fighters to do now? They’ve been abandoned and their country left in ruins, so of course history sets its course. That’s a cheap and dirty summary of the last twenty years, but Fuck Bush and his reasons for his “war on terror.”
I know several people who have been killed or wounded overseas because of that piece of shit in office.
And too all you neocons who can’t understand why someone could possibly question the righteousness and core values of the United States – wake up, not too many other other highly industrialized nations have the same kinds of social problems we do.
BTW, you might want to check out an author named Noam Chomsky. He seems right up your alley. A little hard to read, but extremely insightful.
Comment posted by — — —
at 9/16/2007 11:56:23 AM
I’ve also thought about why America hasn’t gone up for crimes against humanity. We’ve done a lot with several presidents, yet no one seems to care and they turn a blind eye to what we are doing.
Also, what are the odds that W. catches Saddam, but not Osama? Who was that other president that wanted to catch Saddam again? Oh yeah.. His daddy. I think our president is just trying to show off for his father.
Comment posted by Karen
at 9/15/2007 11:38:59 PM
Eh, it’s considered unpatriotic to speak out against the core ideals of the United States. Particularly the nasty little war that isn’t a true war – it was never declared by congress. What’s even more sad is that the glutton of shit the American people buy into from the media. The Second Amendment, the “War on Terror,” Freedom Fries, etc etc. Americans are largely stupid and a flock of sheep. Give them paranoia, a reason to buy a gun, and the excuse of freedom of liberty to use firearms and you can accomplish a whole lot of fun stuff.
America, under a Republican government, blows ass. I’m sorry, but when a conservative administration and its president cannot stand up in front of the American people and give a straight forward and honest reason for going to “war” with a country that was of no possible threat to the United States, then that administration should be put on trial for crimes against humanity.
Operation Iraqi Freedom was initiated to “free” the Iraqi people from a dictator…right, much like Bush and Daddy Bush before him, the normal excuses of “freedom and liberty” always come into play when a oil producing nation is threatened or gets out of line with the US. Don’t believe the war is about natural resources and a shrinking US hegemony? Why isn’t half of Africa under US control?
Fucking neocons need to wake up to the world around you. Especially when you live in a country where the government has to show its people a nice color chart to show how scared they need to be, something is incredibly fucked up.
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at 9/12/2007 1:29:21 PM
Ah, you did go and bring your god into this. Good job!
Honestly, learn some history people. The only reason that “In God We Trust” was put on American money is because the founding fathers realized that, though they didn’t believe in god, that many people moved here because they wanted to believe freely.
Here’s the problem with that: People like you. One cannot discuss their own personal views without someone shoving their own religious bias down their throats.
I hope you choke on the lies that you spew, because I didn’t see you disagreeing with what I said–you’re just commenting to comment about your god and try to be witty. You have failed.
P.S. — If you don’t have the balls to even link back to your own site, then you don’t deserve the right to bother complaining here.
Comment posted by Jack Strapp
at 9/12/2007 12:28:21 PM
Please leave today then…god Bless America and yourself-you need it and some more Prozac.