First Published in DelawareLiberal on 6/16/2014 by ProgressivePopulist
Can anyone give me one rational reason why we would even consider
launching a bombing/missile/drone attack on so called Iraq militants?
No, I mean a really rational reason?
Moving a carrier into
position in the Gulf? You can't be serious. That's supposed to scare
someone willing to blow themselves up for their "cause"?
would be accomplished by launching those planes? A few hundred dead?
Who exactly are they and how do we identify the culprits? How do we
sort out the good guys from the bad guys? We have no intelligence on
the ground. Trust but verify? You can't be serious.
kicked us out and shrub signed on. That was it. Over. Time to exit.
Billions poured into training and equipment. All to be abandoned in a
heap on the battlefield when faced with an opposition force of about
1,000. Cut and run.
But, after exacting some revenge, what would
we accomplish? Is revenge a policy? What is the result we would want?
Is that result really attainable? Are our allies really reliable?
America, isn't this one of those "no win" situations we read about? Haven't we been here before?
only rational response here is to not respond with force. Respond with
talks. Try and probably fail to bring these actors together, but a
peaceful try is worth some time and investment. Diplomacy, America, not
crazy talk and revenge.
Speaking of crazy talk, why is our press
giving time and space to McCain? He was a hapless, failed military
student who then went on to non combat crashes a couple of planes
costing millions each before his final crash into the Vietnam jungle.
You're giving this damaged guy a national platform to rally his fellow
crazies? Media, please, please, just ask Why?