War, Iraq, and My Two Cents

So it has begun, again. A war that is; but not just any war, a war between the United States and Iraq. But wait, didn’t this already happen? In fact it did begin, and in a way hasn’t ended ever since. But we won that war with our brilliant Desert Storm operation, didn’t we? The news stopped reporting news pertinent to Iraq, President George Bush assured the U.S. of the victory, and over 100,000 Iraqi “Scuds” lay charred, mutilated, and strewn across the oil-rich, heat-laden wasteland. If the war was over, why was Saddam Hussein allowed to continue on with his devious plotting? Why didn’t the U.S. finish the job and eliminate the main honcho, the big antagonist, the man who PO”ed the mighty United States? It seems that perhaps Big Daddy Bush didn’t quite get the job done, and now Dubuyuh’s going to take a gander at things and fix his Pa’s mistakes. War, war, war, its nothing new to the English language, yet, why is such a small, three-letter word the source of so much pain and suffering?

Now more than ever does the brew of war with Iraq seem to be almost ready to be served. The U.S. (under Bush’s and Powell’s lead) has hastily entered itself into a conflict with an old enemy/ally: Iraq. “Ally?” you might recoil in repugnance, but it’s true, for they do control our oil supply, and so therefore they are an ally. Enemy, well obviously, for their half-crazed lunatic leader decided to show Kuwait who’s the boss. But we sure showed them who was boss. During our 1.5 month campaign we opened many fatal wounds in the Iraqi military that we thought could never be healed. But even after all of that, Saddam (safe and cozy in his caves and bunkers) still hadn’t gotten the message. While his brainwashed troops were dying and frying, he was plotting his next ploys and schemes. Its almost amazing how such people come into power, but apparently the Middle East his such a desolate place that even the craziest of the crazy can become a nation’s “George Washington.” But while I do not in any way support Saddam or his minions, I do not support another war campaign against Iraq. Trigger Happy George desperately needs to unlearn what his father has taught him about war games.

U.N. inspection and U.N. inspection has yielded nothing but empty warheads and empty accusations against the Iraqis. The Gulf War had more than crippled the military capabilities of Iraq, and our spy satellites have not detected sufficient amounts of war facilities in Iraq (but they have in North Korea). Until further facilities have been inspected and deemed “a threat of peace” no war should be commenced. A great man once said “there has never been a good war, nor a bad peace.” This couldn’t be any more pertinent than now. Peace talks with the North Koreans have been looked upon as a solution to uneasiness between the United States. Why can’t the same be applied towards Iraq? So the Koreans have a few nukes, is that the only reason to negotiate? If not, then why not negotiate with Iraq? Both countries have been at war with the United States (but then again, who hasn’t?) I love my country, and will fight will all of my conviction to preserve its people’s rights. These rights were given under the impression that the suffering of others would not be necessary in order to preserve them, give or take a few Redcoats. But thing have changed, and things are different now. We need oil, and therefore we need a war. But right now, all we need is a catalyst to release the dogs of war. But until we find that catalyst I suggest we keep our dogs muzzled and chained up. The 100,000+ troops within striking distance of Iraq didn’t join the service to pick up the Gulf War, they came to serve their country in a true time of need. All we can do is pray that these potential tragedies do not dissolve into our reality. Is oil really worth the lives of another 100,000?

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