November 27, 2005


One of the smartest men I know, Sir George of The Bastard Sword, decided to compare the "quagmires" of Viet Nam and Iraq to try to put a little perpestive on the whole you can see by the graph below, the comparison isn't really sustainable.

EVERY death of a soldier while doing his duty is a tragedy, but when you coldly and logically consider the raw numbers, Iraq is by no means the quagmire of Viet Nam.

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Many on the Left are trying to say that this war is a war for oil, or as a war of revenge by Pres. Bush against Saddam for what transpired with his father.

It is neither.

This is a war to try to bring about a change in a portion of the world that has spawned a deadly threat to the security of our nation. Many say "what about Iran....Saudi Arabia...Pakistan?, don't they constitute a portion of the same threat?" The short answer to that question is YES. What these people don't understand is that Iraq is just one part of a stradegy. Iraq is the center point of problem; if we effect change there, we effect change over the entire region, and WITHOUT having to take on the entire region militarily.

It is a plan not without it's risks and shortcomings, but if successful, it will be the cheapest way to accomplish the end goal in terms of causelties and money. The plan has the added bonus of freeing a nation from an utterly barbaric regime. I still believe that the goal is a worthy one, and given the state of conditions present at the time the war began, I applaud President Bush for having the courage to pursue this course of action, it would have been much easier politically on him not to do so, but he had the couraqe to do, not the easy thing, but the right thing.

Now if he would only do the right thing in securing our borders, both North and South.

Posted by Delftsman3 at November 27, 2005 06:31 AM | TrackBack

Many on the Left are trying to say that this war is a war for oil, or as a war of revenge by Pres. Bush against Saddam for what transpired with his father.

You are right in saying it isn't, Delfts...

But even if the above WERE the real reasons for the war, SO EFFING WHAT? Oil is worth fighting for. Kicking Saddam's ass for trying to assassinate a former US president is as well.



Posted by: RightWingRocker at November 27, 2005 02:34 PM

The very same people that liberated Vietnam are trying to liberate Iraq, and some have been entrenched in office from the previous event. The Media of this nation is their weapon of choice, a cancer like all cancers that must either be starved or excised.

Posted by: Jack at November 27, 2005 03:03 PM

It is not about the war per se. It is about hating the country and what it stands for. If Bush jumped out today and said the troops are coming home tomorrow then the leftwing would start blaming him for pulling out. The left wil not be content until the country is under a socialist type government and the constitution scrapped.

Posted by: GUYK at November 28, 2005 12:59 PM
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