Posts Tagged ‘iraq’

Understanding Other People

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The last 11 years have proven that Iraqi leaders are not willing to work together. Yet, we are still telling them to do so. Never mind that the Shiite-Sunni conflict has existed for over 1000 years. As former Defense Secretary and the architect of the Vietnam War Robert McNamara said, “I don’t think we understand the Moslems – Moslem fundamentalist, I don’t think we in America understand the Chinese, I am not sure if we understand the Russians. For God’s sake try to understand other people.” (more…)

Intended Consequences of Iraq War

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Iraqi Map by ethnicityYou break it you own it,” warned General Powell to President George W. Bush before the invasion of Iraq. Well, the previous administration, in its hubris of Shock and Awe, decided to break Iraq. The American public finally realized that they were either deceived at best or lied to at worst. Thus, we demanded that they bring our troops back home. However, some of our elected leaders instead of accepting their mistakes, want us to get back to Iraq through military engagement. For years, lawmakers have been unwilling to admit their part in breaking Iraq. Instead, they continue to blame whatever political punching bag is popular that week. It is only reasonable to ask our elected leaders who voted for the Iraq war to take responsibility for over 20,000 American soldiers who were killed or wounded while stealing at least $2 trillion from our kids to pay for it.
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