Concordeboi, you might make some decent points in the Civ Av forum, although your continued misuse of the word anecdotal shows your true depth, you are out of your league in this topic.
Iraq is nothing but another Iran. We prop up a pro-Western government, who will rule through the use of excessive force and brutal tactics, only to be eventually thrown out on the street by the masses, and in the process creating another hardline government that has a reason to hate the U.S.
THANK YOU. I could'nt have said it better myself!
Concordeboy. This is your problem...along with the entire Republican party's problem: You think every single thing should be fixed in the short term. Whatever is good for us NOW is our policy. Nevermind our children, our futures. As long as we make top dollar TODAY. SOON. Then everythign will be fine. Well. We've ousted Saddam. Woopdeedoo. Where did that land us? BILLIONS POORER, the LARGEST DEBTOR IN
THE WORLD. Dollar falling....and falling.... and falling. And nobody is doing anything about it. Instead, we are pouring money into Iraq, when we shouldnt have wasted our time, our troops, or their casualties. TELL ME, Concordeboy, TELL ME, what will this war get us in the end? Your admin. seems adamant on maintaining that the war wasnt about oil. So our gas prices are gonna remain the same. What are we going to get? A "democratic" Iraq? BullS**t and you know it. We're going to get zilch from this. Only, a few years down the road, it will probably be a radical-muslim government, run by clerics. What, are we gonna invade them again?
Do you wonder why we are hated througout the world? Probably because we do stupid crap like invading Iraq, things which serve our own interests (I'd like to know how this will help us though...) Then, when people get fed up of having a puppet government, they overthrow them. We CREATE OUR OWN ENEMIES. FROM IRAN TO OBL
. It is our own bloody fault that we have all these problems in the first place.
You wanna tell me to study World history? I dont know what the teach you in the deep south, but it sure as hell what they teach us north of the mason dixon line.... You say we've invaded nations to free people? Who? The Jews in concentrations camps? Doubtful, I'd say it was because of pearl harbor.... not to mention generally helping out our then-allies Britain and France......they liberated the concentration camps at the end. Sorry to burst your bubble C-boy.
It hurts our relations with Arab nations
...exactly what Arab nations did we actually have relations with, which are now directly affected by the ongoing insurgency?
ah, ah, ah, there you go again putting words into my mouth. I was talking about the war in general, not about "the insurgency" The start of the war absolutley hurt relations with all nations except Kuwait. Nobody wanted it, it was unwarranted, and unwanted. Relations were strained because we have bush saying things that make even the most ill-mannered and uneducated people laugh... "The Axis of Evil..." lol... you respect him? The political relations between the US and the Arabs is not good.... invading Iraq serves only to make it worse by increasing the tension. If civil war breaks out--and it just might-- you have widespread destabilization.
Why does the U.S. feel as if it is the World's Police Officer?
1) because it's essentially expected of us nowadays and 2) because if not us, whom else would: Canada? France?
It is expected of us when it is NEEDED. Buddy, if you dont remember, the majority of the UN was against us invading Iraq.... and then we arrogantly go and announce our "coalition of the willing".... HAHA.... what coalition? The Marshall islands? The Seychelles? Mauritius? Look at our coalalition now....... dwindling day by day...
There is no need to offensively attack other nations without a good reason. We didnt have one. Period. There is no need for a world police officer. We have one, its called the UN. If something is PRESSING, and URGENT, they will do something about it. AHEM, Gulf War I .... You seem to think we are above the UN. That is a crock of crap. What makes us better? Nothing. They are not beneath us. Honestly, have you grown up in and stayed in the the US your entire life? Have you even been outside the US to get a taste of what other people think, to see how they live? You have some crazy isolationist view of what hte world should be, and that we should control everything. GET OUT OF
YOUR DREAMWORLD. It will never happen. SO, until you learn something about world events, and diplomacy, I advise that you keep your posts aimed at promoting the T7
and bashing the A340, as you tend to do.