Friday, November 03, 2006
The War in Iraq

In another attempt to sadly remove pillars of doubt and confusion I'll tackle the War in Iraq. The statistics, news and overall opinion seems to prove loudly that America is loosing this war in Iraq. If I remember correctly from the very beginning America didn't go in to win a war in Iraq but to liberate Iraq. In other words, the real intended winners of this war from the very get go - were intended to be the Iraqi people.

I'm not going to concentrate nor try to decipher the lies, spin and crap that put us there in the first place. What I am concerned about is today and where we are at today. All that I hear from both political sides is that they have or want a plan to win the war in Iraq. Quit it already, there is no winning to be had and no spoils or gains to profit from. Especially at the expense of the thousands of lives of both our soldiers and the Iraqi people.

Because neither political side here in the State of Georgia are giving me a sure, appropriate and sane plan for this situation, the War in Iraq is not an issue that will decide my vote this week. It is an issue that does concern me and I hope to God our politicians can plan out a new course and not "stay the course".

Sure, I have my own ideas and theories but I don't believe our leaders have a suggestion box open for us this Tuesday to drop them a line. If they did I would probably write down something in this order:

  1. Drop weapons and protect the Iraqi people from outside enemies, NOT from each other. Do NOT choose sides.

  2. Provide mediation, peacekeeping services and safe meeting places for factions to meet and debate their matters of concern that they have been fighting over for centuries.

  3. Provide humanitarian efforts such as hospitals, medical needs, food and education.

  4. Remove Saddam and let him be tried by the world court instead of by the Iraqi people. The idea was honorable at first but as we see now it has only caused division and solidified factions.

  5. You reap what you so. Empower the Iraqi people with positivity and the results will start becoming more positive. Quit the "kill 'em all" and going in to win, threatening and demeaning negative attitude.

Perhaps these are silly and unfeasible suggestions, then again I'm not an expert when it comes to such things as war. In fact war is something I don't ever want to be an expert at. Peace maybe, but not war. For me the ideal situation would be to see Iraq become a safe and prosperous nation of proud people despite their religious diversities. An ally of America because they want to be our ally, not because they are forced to be.

It would sure make voting easier Tuesday if I could stop hearing the phrases "Stay the Course" or "Cut and Run" and instead hear a brighter "Change of Course towards a more healing, forgiving, friendlier and peaceful solution."

Give me a candidate that not only says this but believes this, and I'll push his button.
Stumble It! .......posted by Margaret @ 10:19 AM  
5 Comments:
  • At 2:25 PM, Blogger Dr.John said…

    You won't hear what you want becaus ecandidates speak what their spin doctors tell them people want to hear. Your right nobody seems to have a real plan.

     
  • At 2:50 PM, Blogger Betty said…

    I am not sure how it would be done but mediaton between the groups has to be worked out and a feeling of we are one coming out of the mediation.

     
  • At 2:07 AM, Blogger Deepak Gopi said…

    I completely agree with you.

     
  • At 5:25 AM, Blogger Orhan Kahn said…

    Quit it already, there is no winning to be had..

    Very well put.

    Though you say don't want to be an expert at war, in order to know peace you need to study war. I understand your frustration but you can't go into a battlefield and start handing time-outs without knowing what you're walking into.

    Nonetheless, it was a passionate post I think all Americans should support.

     
  • At 5:57 PM, Blogger Karlos said…

    I enjoyed reading this post. I could rant for hours on this topic, but I'll spare you any such tirade here in your neck of the woods.

    I will say that there is a long, long road ahead of us as with regard to Iraq. It was easy to get in, but it sure ain't gonna be easy to get out.

    Oh...I tried posting on your latest comment (The one with the Republican button), but keep getting an error. Got it this morning and this afternoon.

     
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