Today outgoing general Peter Pace said that we are being made war on and we must fight our enemies. But who are they? I am sure he was referring to Iraq. As I recall Iraq did not make war on us. We made war on them. I guess Tojo or Hitler could use Pace's argument to justify their wars against the US too. After all the US was fighting them both. So using Pace's argument they HAVE to continue their war against us since we are resisting them.
This whole war bull shit is really pissing me off. Who is it that attacked us on September 11th 2001? Are we so mindless as to have forgotten? Nobody in Iraq did it. Nobody in Iran did it either. Who attacked us? Who, by their actions, declared war on us? Some religious and cultural extremists in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The enemy, back then, was tiny. They counted on Bush's over reaction squad to help them along in their recruiting more people to their cause and Bush has not disappointed them. They correctly guessed that Bush would launch a war in the middle east, all while leaving the real enemy alone in the mountains of Pakistan.
This provided them with a way to kill US troops, die for their cause, and recruit more who are will to do the same. It is like Bush is in collusion with the bad guys. When Pace says we are at war I say back to him "No shit!"
However the average American, told to ignore the facts on the ground, is pretty much oblivious to who are enemy is. Killing any Muslim or Arab seems okay to many Americans. Since our government has not bothered to put the laser on the target we are left to assume that all of Islam and the "Arabs" must be the villain. Since the actions of the President seem to bare this simpleminded approach out, I really fear for what we will end up doing to keep from losing this war. Since it is not the war that was forced upon us.
I want to make this clear. We were made war upon on Sept 11th. And then we went and started a whole other war, tangentially connected to our enemy, but only making them stronger while weakening our own position. Our enemy leaders are still very much alive and in the act of making war upon us. And our entire army is busy, not killing them, but wasting time, men and material in helping them justify their war.
If we do not wake up and start making war upon those who are making war on us then we deserve to get wasted. Iraq is already a gigantic strategic failure. Our "surge" has only reduced the death rate back to where it was in 2006. And the surge cannot last. We took a situation where a small spark declared war on us and decided that the best thing to do was to poor a barrel of gasoline on it. Now things are worse. Much worse.
All because we didn't calm down and patiently decide who the enemy really was. Bush is a disaster. This is not a liberal, or conservative talking, since those people are pretty much all losers too, this is an American talking. All Americans really want is someone not to fuck stuff up. Keep your ideology out of my army and out of my pants.