Monday, March 22, 2010

The War in Iraq

It was March of 2003 when we learned that we were at war with Iraq. Live coverage of the bombing of Iraq and the rush to gain control of Baghdad and find Hussian. Seven years later, confirmed US military causalities, 4,385, civilian employees of the US, 1,457, Non-US coalition deaths, 315. Thousands of mentally and physically wounded soldiers who will never be the same. Not to mention the suicides and POW MIA's.

It is only now, do we understand the role of mis-information, lies, political motivation and ego in a war that was unjustified.

We should never forget the sacrifices American soldiers made in Iraq, help those who suffer from the experience, and never allow our kids to go off to war, without good reason, if there is ever a good reason.


At March 22, 2010 at 1:49 PM , Blogger JJ said...

War is necessary, when it is justified, but even a necessary, justified war is one we should avoid if there is a righteous option to do so. To fight a war that is based on lies and misconceptions is tantamount to murder.

At March 22, 2010 at 2:34 PM , Blogger Jamie said...

The war in Iraq is being replaced by the war in Afghanistan, which at some point will be replaced by some war in some other location. It seems that the economy of this country is designed to function best when we are at war. That is a pretty sad way to insure employment for so many of our young men and women, sending them off to a hostile environment to be shot at. Don’t you think in this day and age we should be able to find better employment for the young of this country who after all, are our future?

At March 22, 2010 at 4:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You complain about the war. How do you think we handle Bin Laden and those like him? You are a bunch of wimps.

At March 22, 2010 at 4:34 PM , Blogger Old soldier said...

You are right Jim, is there ever a good reason to send our children off to war? Maybe, but this certainly is not one of them.

At March 22, 2010 at 5:05 PM , Blogger Not my problem said...

The unanswered question for many years now has been what if they gave a war and nobody came? I think it is time for us to find out the answer to that question. Don’t you?


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