So I take that as a yes? You ARE saying it was just a coincidence that the Iraqi insurgency started shortly after the US-led invasion? Talk about bad timing!Mango season comes at about the same time typhoon season begins... are mangoes the cause of the typhoons?
I've never detected any significant partisan slants to opinions on the TSA, and in any case it's not relevant to the point I was making. You are intentionally missing the point because you don't want to accept the fact that your own country is just as irrational about the threats it perceives.Except that it seemingly IS an increasingly partisan issue in the US. I know, let's ignore things like facts.
Let's just say I respond to this by posting a laundry list of Arab complaints against the US, because I don't feel like repeating myself.Ummm.. except that many of those Arabs are FULL OF IT! How many of those Arab states have invaded Israel? How many of those Arabs want Israel driven off the map? How many of those Arabs support Hamas, which has the stated goal of the destruction of Israel.
Let's just say I respond to this by posting a list of intemperate quotes from George Bush, because I don't feel like Googling them.I honestly hope you don't beleive your own drivel. As for Iran, I will simply point to the words of their crazy president...
In the eyes of many Arabs, one mass murderer (Saddam Hussein) was simply replaced by another (the US government and the various insurgents). But I forgot, it's OK when we kill civilians because the US always has wonderful intentions in mind.Once in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, don't forget. The other after more than a decade of broken promises and resolutions on the part of Saddam Hussein. He was a brutal dictator and I am still not shedding any tears that he is no longer sharing oxygen with the rest of us.
Yes, Arab STATES. You know, those same entities that were/are mostly supported by the US government which the Arab PEOPLE are rebelling against.As for Libya, remember that 1. Libya was responsible for attacks against Americans in the 1980s and 2. ARAB STATES originally called for what is going on now.
I have no idea what you're talking about or how you think it's remotely relevant to the conversation. In any case, I'm really not interested in what you imagine liberals believe.Besides, I thought liberals were arguing that the U.S. is not involved in hostilities against Libya. Now we are?
Who the hell are you to tell them who their government should ally with, or to assess how bad their leadership is? Arabs deserve the right to make mistakes with their leaders just like everyone else. Democracy is a process of trial and error.And I applaud them for this, so long as they aren't replaced by non-US backed dictators who are as bad (or worse) than their predecesors.
If you acknowledge that the US is self-interested rather than altruistic, then this shouldn't be difficult for you to understand. Imagine that Russia was doing exactly the same type of things in the Middle East that we were, with exactly the same justifications. Suppose that Vladimir Putin started bombing Bahrain, supposedly to protect peaceful protesters from their oppressive government. Would you support his decision, or would you flip out and rant about how evil he was?I did not call them morons. Unreasonable? Yes. Morons, no. And I do not believe the US is always well intentioned... if it were, it would tell China to stick it where the sun doesn't shine and give stronger support to the region's democracies.