2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
The only person that never makes a mistake is the person who never does anything.
Always try to do the right thing, and whatever happens, happens.
"Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement."
Been there. Done that. No regrets.
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Well, for some of us it's not so much about the US.
Everyone remembers the a-bombs. We learned about it in elementary school. Nobody forgets. This "debate worthy fact" is already incorporated into the perspective of every person capable of reading this website.
Everyone sees having nukes as a good thing. It prevents invasion.
Thought about it, no nukes for the Iranian regime.
We BUY our oil. We don't have free access to Iraq's oil fields. Iraqis should take advantage of their oil, but they are too disorganized and at odds to come together and get anything accomplished. They could be a very rich country if they could get it together.
Snip~ Do oil and Islam mix? Several prominent Iraqi exiles have tentatively endorsed a plan from the U.S. designed to give Iraq's vast oil reserves to "the Iraqi people." The plan defines oil as a government asset, but recommends sharing production with foreign oil companies in exchange for development costs. Now many scholars of Islamic law (Shari'a) say the U.S. plan inadvertently (or perhaps cunningly) delivers a more "Islamic" arrangement than the one followed in supposedly Islamic Saudi Arabia.
Where the U.S. plan intends to give ownership to a democratically elected government, the Saudi royal family collects all revenue and administers it on behalf of the kingdom. Some Islamic critics, following edicts that say buried treasures, like gold and salt, should be shared among the people, claim the Saudi royal family has grabbed too much oil booty for itself. Critics of the U.S. plan, however, say the proposed production-sharing say arrangements don't meet Shari'a edicts requiring compensation to be defined before work is carried out.
The issue is significant, because although strict conformity to Shari'a is not needed, it could help win hearts and minds. But it isn't clear-cut: Shari'a legal opinions regarding oil vary, not only among the four schools of Shari'a jurisprudence, but even within them. — By Steve Zwick
Read more: Who Owns Iraq's Oil? - TIME