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Commentary :: International : Politics
If Our Ostensible Alley Says Blowing Up Our Troops is Okay, It's Time to Head Home
25 Nov 2005
Modified: 09:39:57 PM
Maybe I’m missing something, but if killing our guys is patriotic resistance in the view of the people we’re supposedly “liberating,” then what are we doing sending our guys over there for? Target practice? Does this make sense to anybody besides Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice?
If anything should have Americans of all political stripes calling for an immediate return of all US troops from Iraq, it would be the Iraqi summit conference in Egypt earlier this week, hosted by Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, at which it was decided that attacking and blowing up US, British and other occupation troops should not be called "terrorism," but rather "acts of resistance."


That's pretty shocking, wouldn't you say?

And yet, there has been nothing but silence from the right-wing yak shows, little in the mainstream media, and nothing from the White House.


And how about the "support our troops" crowd? So far, not a word.


And what about the "noble mission" for which over 2100 American soldiers have so far died--the one Bush keeps citing as a reason to keep on sending more soldiers over to die?


Turns out our troops aren't being killed by terrorists, as President Bush and Vice President Cheney have been saying, but by noble Iraqi resistance fighters. Take it from the Iraqi leaders who we have installed as Iraq's puppet government.


According to them, it's only terrorism if you blow up other Iraqi citizens. Blowing up Americans or Brits is okay. It's even patriotic, apparently.


Man, if I was an American soldier in Iraq right now, I'd be ready to pack it up. I mean, doing your duty is understandable to a point, but this is getting rediculous.


What I want to know is, where's the outrage?


I want to hear now from some of the parents of active-duty troops in Iraq who were trashing Cindy Sheehan for saying not one more mother's son should die in Iraq, now that they know how much the Iraqis want their sons and daughters over there.


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Re: If Our Ostensible Alley Says Blowing Up Our Troops is Okay, It's Time to Head Home
27 Nov 2005
Let's stay until the job is done. We can't repeat the mistake of Vietnam - allowing public opinion to drive a military campaign. We can't repeat the mistake of Somalia - allowing the media to force a cowardly president into retreat. Retreat and defeat is not an option here. We must win and win decisively.
Re: If Our Ostensible Alley Says Blowing Up Our Troops is Okay, It's Time to Head Home
28 Nov 2005
Sounds like the author of this has no idea what the mission is or what is happening on the ground. A country has a future. Children have a future. Isn't that a positive aspect that needs to be explored? Many on here will say that this is wrong or that is wrong but their iformation is wrong.
Again, no one wants the war to end more than the soldiers fighting it. Think about that one for a few.
Re: If Our Ostensible Alley Says Blowing Up Our Troops is Okay, It's Time to Head Home
28 Nov 2005
"We can't repeat the mistake of Vietnam - allowing public opinion to drive a military campaign."

Of course; we wouldn't want something called "democracy" guiding our foreign policy.
Re: If Our Ostensible Alley Says Blowing Up Our Troops is Okay, It's Time to Head Home
28 Nov 2005
Sounds like your opinion of the term democracy and what those that that preserve it for others believe may be different. Unless you have served, I can assure you that your wrong.
Re: If Our Ostensible Alley Says Blowing Up Our Troops is Okay, It's Time to Head Home
28 Nov 2005
Why am I wrong? Because you have big guns? To me, your position looks like "might makes right"- not democracy in action.
Re: If Our Ostensible Alley Says Blowing Up Our Troops is Okay, It's Time to Head Home
29 Nov 2005
I got a chuckle out of your "might makes right" comment. What does that statement have to do with anything? This is not the Roman Empire this is the year 2005. Everytime I talk with a person who knows very little about the miltiary and the great people that make it up - they all say the "might is right" nonsense. What is right? Helping others is right. If it takes an M1 tank to help protect an innocent Iraqi family from a lunatic terrorist betn on killing themselves adn everyone around them then I guess I am guilty of the "might is right" nonsense. Right is protecting and helping those that request it by those that can without asking anything in return.