Saw this story in Yahoo news today. As I've told you before, I'm not a hard core liberal and anti-war person. I am an anti-stupidity person. When we were leading up to Iraq I told anyone who would listen that it was amazing to me that we were concerning ourselves with a country that only had a slight chance of having nukes while there was one country (Korea) with an insane leader who was not only telling us he had nukes, but was firing them into the ocean to prove it, and on the other hand we had another country (Iran) that we all agreed probably did have nukes. I was amazed that we weren't concentrating on one of those two. But, like most Americans I figured I didn't know what I was talking about and left my government to do the right thing.
Now I'm sure I was right and so was Europe and Russia. Iraq was no threat.
But governments make mistakes. Look at Europe and Britain now.. We let them handle Iran their way and look where that is getting us? Now, everything we as a nation (democrat and republican) feared is happening in Iran. They have WMD's and they are going to share them with terrorists!!!!
I don't care that we (and Europe) fucked this up. No use crying over spilled milk and all that crap. What I care about is that we should do something right quick to straighten this shit out! I say if we are ok with our troops being killed overseas (and I have to say that I am since they are indeed voluntary soldiers), we should at least have them doing something useful. Move them over to Iran and kick some ass where they should have been in the first place.
note: I am fully against our soldiers dieing in Iraq. I want to make that clear. The reason is that they don't belong there and are being killed because of a supreme political fuckup or insane personal vendetta. But I'm against them being killed for reasons other than the fact that they are soldiers. Sadly, that is their job. They signed up for it and I'm sorry, that's the risk they took when they signed up. If they did it for free college, that's our fault for not providing other ways for underprivileged children the chance to go to college, not the military’s.