As promised, today I plan to talk about our little war in Iraq. But first I’d like to drop a very contraversial observation into the mix, for all my liberal friends.
I am against abortion. If you think I’m a prick for saying so, then you haven’t read this entry. If you had, you would probably at least give me a little room to talk. But, for the sake of argument, let’s say that abortion is a good idea. I think we should take it to the next level, and legalize killing of elementary age school children. Because let’s face it, kids that age are WAY more inconvenient and aggravating than a baby could ever be. Yes, babies cost a lot of money, and they cry a lot, but that’s because they are limited in vocabulary. But babies never beat each other up, throw mud and rocks at each other, whine constantly that ALL their friends’ parents bought them a miniature BMW, and why can’t he have one. Elementary kids cost a lot of money, too, and their vocabulary, as luck would have it, is actually a bad thing, because now they can tell you how much they hate you. (And each other.) Babies never tear each other down for being different or for physical characteristics. But that’s pretty much the only thing elementary age kids do. So, here’s my point. I think that abortion should be legal, but I think there should be a 7 year waiting period, to see if the kid is one of those annoying brats, or if they’re a good kid. Let’s face it, before they’re born, it’s too hard to tell. Oh, and by the way, I do not want a big discussion about abortion on my comments. This was merely to get you to think, not to try and influence you.
And without further eloquence, here’s today’s official topic. Iraq.
First of all, I would like to make a blanket statement that I think Bush is a bumbling idiot. However, I also think he has the best interests of the country in mind. So where does that leave me? Well, I didn’t vote for Bush, and I also didn’t vote for Gore. I voted for the Libertarian candidate, whoever that was. So after 9/11, I remember wanting us to promptly turn around and drop tactical nukes on the entire middle east. I didn’t want to think about it, or investigate, I wanted to make assumptions, and kick some middle eastern butt. So if George Bush had gone in on 9/12 and nuked the bastards, I’m pretty sure I would have shot off fireworks and had a party. And I’m fairly certain that with the emotions we all had at the time, there would have been an overwhelming majority that agreed with me.
HOWEVER, that is not what we did. Instead, we fiddled around, “investigated” and whatnot, and eventually decided to fight the Taliban. OK, this was anticlimactic, but at least we were killing someone. But it wasn’t enough, and it wasn’t soon enough, so it left me feeling like we didn’t really get revenge for 9/11 or say to the world “If you F$@# with us, we will kill every single one of you lousy F@#$ers, and we won’t feel bad about it, because we are America.” Frankly, that’s what I wanted. And I talked with a lot of other people that felt the same way.
But more time passed, and the emotions that were so intense for the first few months started fading. Then Bush said…”Iraq is evil, must kill them.” Now, let me preface this by saying, I agree that Iraq was bad, and needed to be killed. But if we went in because of “Al-Queso” connections, we went into the wrong dang country. Where did the terrorists of 9/11 come from? Iraq? No. Afghanistan? Nope. North Korea? Wrong again. You idiots, they came from freaking Saudi Arabia! Why are we not dropping nukes on them? Yes, I know the so-called answer to that question. However, “diplomatic relations” and “financial interests” do not null the fact that every stinking one of those terrorists came from there. It seems Saudi Arabia is churning out more extremists than all of the other middle eastern countries combined.
So in summary, yes, I say we go ahead with our plan of kicking the crap out of Iraq. Yeah America. Next stop: Mecca.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this editorial do not necessarily reflect the views of the author.