Posted: June 21, 2014
We all know how Iraq went down. George W. Bush came up with some reasons to invade Iraq. The U.S. Congress took a vote and both parties agreed to send troops. Congress never declared war on Iraq. Iraq was never a threat to the U.S. America spent several trillion dollars fighting in the desert and lost three thousand plus American lives. Obama decided to pull the troops out. He did. Now, we see happening what everyone said would happen – Iraq is about to fall to worse bad guys than Saddam Hussein. Al Qaida is taking a stab at taking over the country with all it’s oil wealth. So, we are in a worse position than we were at the beginning.
The two men running for the U.S. Senate are interviewed in the linked article discussing what position and posture the U.S. should take. Tom Udall blames it all on the inability of the Iraqi government to deal with sectarian problems within the country. He wants diplomacy in a region that doesn’t give a damn about diplomacy and won’t live up to any kind of agreement. Allen Weh doesn’t vote for ground troops but believes this could have been prevented if the U.S. government hadn’t rushed to come home after sacrificing so much.
Candidates tend to rewrite history, but we know that if oil wasn’t in the Middle East we never would be over there in the first place. We know that the American military protects the oil supply for most of the world and doesn’t get paid a dime for it. We know that we could survive just fine by walking away from the entire region and developing our own resources. We know that cheap oil gives people more money to spend on stuff and big companies like to sell lots of stuff.
We know that one of these two men will have to be dealing with the fallout from a botched war in the Middle East for years to come.
We find it hard to find any support for Iraq or Afghanistan when their troops shoot our men in the back while on training missions with them.
While Tom Udall voted against the war when Bush started it, he was never in a hurry to condemn Obama’s policies when he inherited it.
You can put that in your pipe and smoke it. We feel bad for all the vets who sacrificed fighting a stupid war in a stupid place for stupid leaders.
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