Gut Rumbles
 

March 01, 2005

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This is one of the best posts I've ever read about what we are doing in Iraq. And the longer we stay there, the more lame the anti-war people sound when they bleat about what a "disaster" or a "quagmire" it is.

Just look around. Tell me our presence in Iraq hasn't sent "fallout" all over the Middle East. Tell me that we didn't lance a festering boil on the ass of the world. Tell me that the relief isn't felt by millions of people and millions of others DON'T want the same kind of relief. Dream on.

We were headed for a war there eventually anyway. The place was a sump, ruled by manicial leaders with brutish regimes who sat upon incredible wealth while treating their people worse than dogs. If we were going to give the world an enema, we'd put the tube in the Middle East. We did that with the Third Armored Division from Fort Stewart, Georgia.

People continue to die in this struggle, but the numbers (in MY mind anyway) are acceptable when you consider the final outcome. Freedom isn't free. And every troop on the ground over there is fighting for US just as much as he is fighting for the freedom of Afghanistan or Iraq. And we are winning.

I see a tremendously impressive part of history unfolding before me. We ARE changing the world, for the better. It's gonna take some time and the price won't be cheap. We still have some really diseased people to eliminate before this is over.

But if we're willing to pay that price, the dividends will be everlasting.

Comments

I can't get all excited about the numbers because they are not very high. If memory serves me , God, Mother Nature or Fred the Fine, wiped out about 200,000 in about 20 minutes. As for Iraq I would have prefered to do some roation on nuclear weapons but I am kill them all and take what you want kind of guy.

Posted by: James Old Guy on March 1, 2005 10:23 AM

Agreed, sooner or later it would have to be done. And in the long run, it'll be worth it.

I've got ambivilent feelings about religeon and the idea of God, but I pray a lot for the people in uniform over on the sharp end.

Posted by: Mark on March 1, 2005 11:05 AM

Rob,
Did it just occur to you that Mesopotamia
has been the most geopolitical/strategic
important place in the mideast for 6000
years? Islamifacism wants to control
the mid-east oil (yea it is about oil) and
Pakistan's nukes.If we had not attacked,
Osama is well on his way to controlling
20% of the world's oil and nukes.God bless
George W. Bush.My girls will never have to
wear a burka.

Posted by: mike on March 1, 2005 11:49 PM
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