Tuesday, September 27, 2005

I Do Not Support The Troops.

Nope. I don't. Do I wish them harm? No. Do I want them to do "well" (i.e., kill many, many "bad guys", injuring many, many civilians in the process)? No, I do not. Those who say that we shouldn't pull our troops out of Iraq because it would "destabilize the region" or "lead to civil war" need a history lesson and a reality check, not necessarily in that order. The US/"coalition"/POLISH (DON'T FORGET POLAND!!!!11) military presence there has already fucking destabilized the region...and civil war is an inevitability, if not currently a REALITY. Is Saddam being gone a positive? I guess that depends on who you ask. It's not like the "new boss" (i.e., whoever the CIA, Cheney, and Bush, in that order, decided should be in charge) is any better; after all, Saddam was their (poorly) trained dog to begin with.

My main point (and I do have one...) is this: invading Iraq was unnecessary, imperialistic, and ultimately, a waste of resources, time, and energy. They could have used Delta or SEALs to "snatch and grab" Saddam and put him on trial, if that was the "real reason" for the invasion to begin with...I've lost track of Dubya's many imaginary reasons. The net result would have been the same, with less loss of life (American, Iraqi, coalition, EVERYONE) and waste of US taxpayer moolah that could have been used for, oh, I dunno, SCHOOLS, MEDICARE, FOOD/MEDICINE/CLOTHES/JOB TRAINING FOR POOR PEOPLE, INFRASTRUCTURE, LEVY REPAIR IN LOUISIANA, ETC.

You know what I DO support? Bringing the troops home alive, so that mothers like Cindy Sheehan don't have to go through the pain of losing someone they love for a cause that ultimately means nothing in the grand scheme, such as it is. If you're going to die for a cause; make it a good one. Oil and the pretense of freedom are NOT good causes.

5 Comments:

Blogger docman1963 said...

If you don't support the administration or its decisions, that's understandable, but to not support the troops is unforgivable. Those men and women signed up to defend our freedoms and they have no choice but to follow orders.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 6:18:00 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

Doc: Might I suggest that you take a reading comprehension course before typing words in response to something that others might assume you have "read"? Your statement above bears little in common with my post, insofar as a “response”.

Your assertion that they "have no choice but to follow orders" is fucking laughable. Such robotic thinking leads to tragedies such as the My Lai massacre, Abu Ghraib, the Third Reich, the events in the Sudan, Rwanda, and indeed much of Africa over the last several hundred years, Nicaragua and El Salvador in the 80's, the destruction of indigenous societies in the Americas, Australia, etc., et al, ad nauseam. War for the sake of conquest, subjugation, colonization, slavery, and financial gain is nothing more than thinly veiled armed robbery; with a dollop of kidnapping, rape, and genocide thrown in for good measure.

My advice to you: stop responding to blogs, pull your head out of your ass, and learn a bit about history, the world around you, and how things REALLY work in this universe before speaking/posting/etc., or run the risk of removing all doubt about what a gi-normous moron you really are.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 8:29:00 AM  
Blogger The Capgras Delusion said...

tee-hee. nice one.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 9:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Nyomi said...

I'm not sure how docman1963 defines supporting the troops, or how he thinks what was written above is unsupportive of them, despite the title of the post. I think wanting to bring the them home without further bloodshed is a hell of a lot more supportive than, for example, putting a stupid magnetic sticker on your car or wearing a piece of rubber around your wrist, both of which are prettymuch empty gestures.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 12:12:00 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

Great link, ny.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 2:09:00 PM  

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