Monday, December 1, 2008
[1941 - Civil Air Patrol is created by Director of Civilian Defense]
Victory in Iraq
During the recent presidential campaign we heard lots more talk from the Republicans about Victory in Iraq. No one including the President has yet to adequately explain what we are doing in Iraq, let alone define what would constitute a victory there. He and the Vice President have attempted to justify our invasion of this small Middle Eastern nation as follows:
Saddam Hussein posed an imminent threat to our nation because he had stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction and was prepared to use them. [False - None Found]
Now we are told that we cannot leave the mess in Iraq because all-out civil war might result and because we must have victory. In other words, it does not matter why we went to war against a country that had not attacked us and posed no threat to the USA, but once we did so we are obligated to complete the conquest.
This is a splendid strategy. We Americans are a proud people, and we hate to lose. Even if we start a fight with a weaker opponent for an invalid reason we are not about to leave until we kick the crap out of somebody.
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