Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
"The inspections have taken place throughout Iraq, at industrial sites, ammunition depots, research centers, universities, presidential sites, mobile laboratories, private houses, missile-production facilities, military camps and agricultural sites." ~ Hans Blix
Seems they got in to where ever they wanted, including presidential sites.
Don't get me wrong. I appreciate the bigger issues that even Clinton saw. The problem was that neither he nor Bush could have done anything about it without a 9/11 motivating Americans against what they simplistically define as "threats."
North Korea is shaping up to be a like issue. For decades they have threatened not just South Korea, but their region. We applauded our containment program even as they developed nuclear arms. Now they daily threaten South korea and Japan and the United States as they launch missiles into the ocean and test nuclear devices even as even China backs away from them. How much longer will we play this game of containment and pretend that the inevitable isn't going to happen? LIke Iraq, the more we wait and pretend, the more expensive and deadly it will be. But we Americans will do just that because we need to see dead American civilians or a wrecked region before we see a reason for intervention. We learn the same lesson over and over. Both World Wars cost us millions of American lives because we lacked the conviction to identify a growing problem that "had nothing to do with us." We are very much stuck with dealing with the Middle East, just like we were and are stuck dealing with all the world's regions. It's our burden of leadership not experienced by anyone else in history.
Last edited by MSgt; 03-31-13 at 11:15 AM.
Any High School student will receive a bad mark for not reading his material. It seems out national leaders aren't held to the same accountability. The same is true in military matters. Politicians can make bad desision after bad decision, but only in the military will a bad decision that gets people killed get you fired. A Drone strike that kills 10 civilians is forgiven inside Washington as long as the terrorist in question also died. But how dare a service member take it upon himself to murder a civilian.
That's our leadership that can't find the time to read about something they vote on. We are ignorance led by the apathetic and traitorous.
You can deny reality but you can't fool others into believing your delusions.