Monday, July 03, 2006

Except for ...

... ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism and Communism war has never solved anything!

I just love that line.

I'll never understand the whole "war is always bad" argument from so many on the far left when even in the last century there are more examples than can be counted where war was the only way to bring peace. I'm not saying that war is something we should be looking for but does no one on the left remember Germany? How about Japan? And while they all love to throw up Vietnam as an example of a bad war do any of them remember the genocide that occurred after the US left that region due to political pressures back home.

Which leads to another line I love: "Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them"

They don't even seem to realize that the America that exists today was itself created through a war with enormous support from an outside country; France. A point that should be harder to ignore this week than at any other time of the year.

I think to far too many people the images of cruise missiles being launched from a destroyer had become the image of what they thought war should be; very clean and with very little risk to the soldiers involved. I'm sorry, but war is not clean and to actually promote change in a region you have to get your hands dirty.

In less than 3 years the US, with their allies, have managed to turn around two countries run by abusive authoritarian regimes, who routinely killed their own people with little or no reason. In Afghanistan being homosexual was a death sentence as was being an educated woman and in Iraq, being a 'Rapist' didn't necessarily mean you were a criminal, it was just as likely to be your official government job title.

If they ever bothered to think about it, maybe if they put the pressure on the non-involved countries to get into Iraq and help, instead of act as a roadblock, then things would go much smoother.

But for too many of those opposition countries the problem lies in the fact that they cannot change their stance and still save face. Even with all the proof that the leading voices from the other side, Russia, France and Germany to name just a few, were receiving billions in illegal funds as well as exclusive oil contracts for supporting Saddam, the far left still hold them up as shining beacons of truth in their never ending war to fight American imperialism. It never occurs to them that the very thing they accuse the Bush Admin of doing (starting a war for oil, with little real evidence to back them up I might add) has already been proven to be the main motivating factor in these countries opposition.

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