SPLURGE FOR THE SURGE
Even if Bush eventually proves the doubters and pull-outers wrong, and Iraq emerges strong and stands tall for a while before its inevitable fall to fanatic forces determined to have their way, the question remains, where were the brains on Earth who thought an illegal war was worth the sacrifice? Bush, Cheney, Condalessa Rice, and a few other saps, perhaps, but not those who take a more realistic view of the times we're living through.
Why don't they teach in schools that war's for fools, that it won't change rules in force for centuries in lands who wage jihad in the name of their Muslim God? And that we, and billions who embrace humanity, place our faith in simply being free.
You can't convince with guns and bombs, with wholesale murder and misery, that that's not the way the world was meant to be. We should stop killing. trying to sell our democracy, which isn't as democratic as it used to be. to people who hate the USA even more than they hate each other or the way of life they live today.
The United States has, for too long, tried to force other nations to be just like us. Democracy will only work in a country when its people want it desperately and are willing to embrace it wholeheartedly.
PS: THE IRAQ CONFLICT (TECHNICALLY NOT A WAR BECAUSE BUSH UNDECLARED IT) BEGAN THREE YEARS AND THREE THOUSAND PLUS DEAD GI'S AGO AND WHO KNOWS HOW MANY DEAD IRAQIS AND COULD LAST UNTIL ALL OUR TROOPS ARE GONE OR THE BOMBERS RUN OUT OF BOMBS OR KINGDOM COME COMES AND THE DUMB-DUMB CRUMBS GIVE UP THIS ALTERCATION AND START THEIR LONG VACATION IN A FEDERAL PEN. UNTIL THEN?????????