Saturday, May 21, 2005

14 Reasons to Die in Iraq


  • Get rid of an evil ruler
  • Get rid of weapons of mass destruction
  • Get rid of the people who helped with the 9/11 attacks
  • Help free the Iraqi people
  • Bring democracy to the Iraqi people
  • Bring democracy to the region
  • Bring peace and stability to Iraq
  • Bring peace and stability to the region
  • Help secure Iraq's oil reserve
  • Help establish military bases in Iraq
  • Help our military test weapons and tactics
  • Help enrich military/reconstruction contractors
  • Help install a friendly government
  • Help build an Iraqi security/military force
Just a few of the rationalizations for our current situation in Iraq. They either have been openly espoused by the current administration or they lie right under the surface of the debate. I don’t believe that any of the above is worth the sacrifice of one American citizen or soldier. All the lies, money, or pipe dreams in the world are not worth a son or a daughter. There are wars that must be fought. There are also wars that only serve to advance political or economic agendas. We need to be able to recognize the difference.


Blogger macthehack said...

I absolutely agree. This war is crazy.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

then why isnt America in North Korea where they actually have weapons of Mass destruction. Don't fool yourself. Its only for the oil.

9:52 AM  
Blogger JusticeE.R. said...

Oil is a major reason for this military adventure, but is far from the only reason. This Iraq war and now Iraq occupation is part of a far right geo-political idealogy that has been allowed guide our foriegn policy. Oil is part of that equation but it is not the entire equation. Weapons of mass destruction was just an invented justification for starting this nightmare.

10:19 AM  

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