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Forum Post: Why are we still at war? Anybody? Bueller?

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 20, 2012, 9:13 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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Why are we still in Afghanistan?

Why is the government funding private ops in Iraq?

Why have we bombed 5 countries in the past 12 months?

Why is congress preparing for a war with Iran while presidential candidates say "A military option is on the table" ?

Why are people making excuses for the neocon war agenda?

There is no excuse to still be in Afghanistan.

There is no excuse for tax dollars to be funding hired mercenaries like Black Water.

There is no excuse to be bombing 5 countries in the last 12 months.

There is no excuse to still be involved in wars based on lies.

Wars and sanctions are counter productive to the goal of peace. Especially when they have high levels of civilian casualties, destroy cities, and leave people without an economy. Maybe they'll just make up the term "militant" to cover their tracks of dead civilians.

Millions of dead civilians from US foreign policy since 1990.



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[-] 3 points by Builder (4202) 11 years ago

War drives your economy.

Civilian casualties are now called "non-combatant damage".

When your congress can no longer invest in, and profit from, the military industrial complex, you may see an end to endless war.

I had hopes for Nancy Pelosi, until I heard that she'd jumped on the bandwagon, and became a millionaire by investing in military shares.

They are all doing it, my friend. The rhetoric is just soundbytes.

[-] 2 points by jbgramps (159) 11 years ago

I hate war. It’s the perfect example of man’s inhumanity to man. I’m a Viet Nam veteran (non-combat roll); and I hated that war. No war since WWII has served any purpose. Wait, Maybe Korea was worth it, but still not fully justified.

I would love to see the US pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Also close most of its foreign bases. The whole idea that we are the world’s policeman and protector has brought nothing but grief to the US. Our enemies know they can’t beat us on a face-to-face battlefield. Modern wars are more like urban warfare. The enemy will hit and run over and over again rather than face you on a battlefield. It’s hard to defeat an enemy you can’t find.

Ending the wars and pulling back our worldwide military presence is a hot button issue for me. And the politicians rarely talk about it. Just depressing.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

Temptations must be taken away - not everyone can be shown a false dream of the world to be theirs - and then turn away - people are imperfect and subject to their imperfections.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 11 years ago

It's not imperfection... it's evil and greed.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

It is a failing in self that some will give into temptations - for whatever reason. This society is not real huge on supporting or promoting good morals. So the individual will vary greatly as to what will or can be acceptable. If an individual is fortunate they will have been raised in a good family in a good community.

There is actual GOOD and actual EVIL. Many People are confused about this very real fact. They are confused - lost - some uncaring - some trying to find their way into the light - others actively embracing the darkness.

[-] 2 points by bubble (1) 11 years ago

Ask Obama....The Nobel Peace prize winner....somehow loves war...drone bombings...and escalating killing people in a half dozen countries