Well, for one, I don't consider myself stupid. I'm actually quite educated. Secondly, I feel that we went into Iraq at the wrong time, should have completed our job in Afghanistan. However, I will support my country, since it is in Iraq, with my whole heart. The US is not in an Illegal war, and war is ugly by nature.
And just what has our country gone through? The vast majority of Americans have been unaffected by the war. Less than 0.5% of Americans are under arms, and the expenditures have been minimal compared to previous wars. In fact, if it weren't for the headlines and the occasional protestors, the average American would have no idea that there was a war going on, and the headlines disappear whenever things are going well. In fact, the one event that did have an effect on everyone, temporarily, was 9/11, and the media has done everything within its power to sanitize our memories of that.
You, as with many, haven’t yet realized that this is a war of cultures.
If you gave all Iraqis a $100,000 house a new car and a new hospital in every neighborhood - you’d still be an alien being in their Muslim body. Nothing will appease their deep seeded hate. They've seen all this before, in the beginning of the last century - with a different set of foreigners and they eventually just left.
They will never embrace us as true heroes in their land and simply tolerate our presence their as long as they’re getting paid to do so. People that once used our soldiers as target practice are now manning check-points for $300 per month each.
That’s not peace through Democracy - it’s a truce through prostitution. Nothing more.
Once we’ve moved fully into the massive outlying bases and started to wind this ridiculous venture down they’ll go off on each other. We’ll make speed runs out with Ospreys and Apaches to hose down neighborhoods that go at each other like mad dogs.
All the ethnic separations have run their course and who could leave (professionals and the like), have. You don’t have even providential elections yet - and that’s for a very specific reason: No need to - they’re making too much money off the Americans, and bank-rolling their petro-dollars while they’re at it, and their leadership is laughing at us all the while.
This is why we won’t put boots on the ground in Pakistan, eh?
It may be a hard lesson learned. Airborne strikes and UAV’s hits - anywhere we feel like on their real estate, and all they can do is piss and moan about our incursions. Putting masses of personnel onto other people’s territory, say like North Korea, would be a waste of resource. Just let the Navy handle it - setting off both coasts of the peninsula.
Time for the Army to take a break.
Once again, you speak without any knowledge of the situation on the ground. You simply assume the worst of the people of Iraq, without recognizing the incredible strides that they have made.
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