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The Random Thoughts of Emily
Hi, people! I will try to update this every week...or so...I'll TRY. ^_^;; If you want to know what randomness is going on in my real/Gaia life (or if you're a stalker...O.O) read this!
Iraq War: Should we be there?
So we originally went into this war because we thought there were weapons of mass destruction and genocide, right? Well, what's our purpose now?
--The Vietnam War
In both these wars we went in to fight for a greater cause and ended up attempting to convert them to a democratic government. Andrew Alexander, author of the article "Iraq or Vietnam, the Excuses are Still the Same," said exactly what his title mentions. The excuses are almost exactly the same--and it's been at least 35 years. It's true. History repeats itself. Speaking of which, we lost that war...what's in store for this one?...

--Mexico Dispute
Alexander also says, "In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson announced in a dispute with Mexico that he would 'teach Latin Americans to elect good men' and proceeded to bombard Veracruz, with serious loss of life."
Doesn't that sound slightly familiar?

--Do They Need Our Support?
Not really. There are plenty of leftover soldiers from Sadaam's army which need little to no training. Sadaam's gone, so I think all they need is instruction from their new president to turn the learning that was originally meant for evil to be transformed into something positive.

--Death Toll
Now we come to the most obvious issue. 2,500 American soldiers have died. That averages out to 2 people dying each day. Although that doesn't seem like that much in comparison to America's vast population, think of it as 2 of your friends, family, or friends' families dying every day.

The way I see it, we've refused to pull out so far, and because we've been in it for--what is it, 4 years now? I don't think we'll be doing that any time soon.

User Comments: [3]
Community Member

Mon Jan 07, 2008 @ 02:39am

vewy deep 3nodding ... but politics make me stupid O.o... dur...

Community Member

Tue Feb 12, 2008 @ 10:29pm

politics suck. i hate them it just gives people another reason to label us.

User Comments: [3]
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