Not that going into Iraq was a sane idea, but moving troops to the Iranian border at least made sense where nothing else said did.
Naturally, the Democrats in Congress voted to invade Iraq. If someone had presented a sensible idea they probably would have voted against it.
Nobody is going into Darfur because they're black.
I said it.
They'll be a-knocking on my door now...
Actually, no one gives a crap about Darfur because Somalia isn't the heart of the middle east, the problems are different and intractible, the population is too primitive, and the US remembers Somalia and Clinton without any fondness.
It's in the US's interest to manhandle countries that are exporting terrorism that bothers our citizens, Darfur is just a stationary ulcer, contained but untreatable. So Bush decided to deal with the cancerous nations first.
And by our actions we did not destabilize the ME? Hell, we can pat ourselves in the back on raising a generation of potential terrorists. Great going.
We completley decimated whatever moral ground the West had.
We were no better than other countries we preach all the time on human rights and democracy.
Democracy didn't exactly save the thousands which died in Iraq as a result of our unjustified attack on another country.
Nor has the resulting abuses of human rights, torture etc.
And no amount of oil was worth the soldiers that was killed and hurt by the war. Nor will it be any comfort to the family of those killed
Bringing up Kurds mean little to me.
Thousands are be dead in Darfur. I recall when i was studying History, after the Holocaust the world in unity said 'Never again'. Clearly we did not learn our lesson if we stand back and allow such human casulties to occur with barely a passing glance.
It is utterly disgraceful for UK and US to actually act like it was something special or be happy about
It is nothing for our country to be proud, nor our Politicans nor the Army.
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If the beaten protestors were members of the UAW, Obama would take action immeditely (or as soon as he gets back from his Luau).
The United States expelled a repressive murderous dictator and enabled the people of that country to write a democratic constitution and implement other democratic reforms that have resulted in a young democracy of free people where once a totalitarian regime of slaves held sway.
And you're feeling disgraced about that?
No wonder Neville Chamberlain could get away with selling Czechoslovakia to Hitler.
Every day, ten times as many are slaughtered in places like Rwanda or Darfur.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.