07 September 2007

Operation Freedom, My Foot

You want to know what it's like in Iraq? Baghdad Burning is a blog written by an Iraqi. She's just come out of Iraq into Syria. This is a description of the final departure, and even there you can see how bad things really are.

Let me state this for anyone still unclear on the concept. War is about pain and death and destruction. It is not about winning or losing. It is not about goals. It is about misery. Period. Anything else is ancillary. Anyone who chooses war when there is any other option is at best deluded. Most likely, such a person is also insane.

After 9/11, I approved of the manhunt for Bin Laden. Sometimes I thought it went too far, but I agreed that he should be hunted down if possible. Then Bush just kept pushing and pushing and pushing. He wanted his war. He knew full well that there were no WMD's in Iraq. He actually wanted a war. The demented halfwit actually chose a useless, pointless, idiotic war. There is no excuse for being the one to start a war. None. Ever. All this "pre-emptive strike" garbage is just that: garbage. Anyone who says otherwise has a fundamental disregard for human life.

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