He who knows the least obeys the best.
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
I have Marine friends & friends I grew up with that went over there and died, came home mangled or came home a completely different person mentally. And the people I know & love who got ****ed up is miniscule compared to the overall total of 4,400+ killed & 30,000+ wounded. The monetary cost is astronomical at $1,000,000,000,000+.
There is no argument that can justify the U.S.'s involvement in Iraq given the sacrifices Americans made, military or not. It is ****ing outrageous to even try to pretend that there were valid reasons for our involvement.
Iraq war costs instead used to run hospitals
$2 T cost of IRAQ
runs 108 Hospitals for 150 years in USA never sending out a bill to anyone.
Build 100 MILLION small homes and give them away to US Citizens.
Destroying the criminal bankers for a century
Free Trade Doesn't Work: What Should Replace It and Why,
I think it was worth it but not out of any idiotic national interest sense (which is a completely bs line of thinking in my opinion anyways). I'd argue very few wars have actually ever directly benefited the average person of any country. They benefit the top 1% of a country, not you and I.
In a raw, crude sense, it allowed the Iraqi people to decide, not have Saddam decide, who they want to really dominate their region. Now they can finally get on with ethnic cleansing and decide who's going to run that region, just like every single other country in the world, including us, has done.
I say bless them and may the most accurate Kalashnikov users win. I have been absolutely loving the bloodshed so far on liveleak and youtube.
Last edited by Ryan5; 06-19-14 at 02:30 AM.
Who told you that was possible? And I suppose North Koreans could do that too, if they were good people, right?
Sure, people are oppressed because they're bad and not because they're helpless.
Last edited by ecofarm; 06-19-14 at 03:45 AM.