A look at the mess that has become our state and nation......
and other assorted commentary.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
After recent events in Iraq, I have come to the conclusion that American involvement there has become a disaster. A disaster for both America and the Iraqi people. There are more and more innocent people dying there daily. Saddam might have been a nightmare but at least he could control the various factions and I am convinced the bloodshed would be less than today. We worked with him in the 1980's but somehow decided he was the enemy in the 2000's. Now we are bogged down there fighting a battle we can not win and don't have the will to continue in a way that might allow us to win. Saddam is dead, the vacuum created has been devastating to the civilians and the bombers will continue their acts of terror until doomsday. We should have continued our full concentration and effort in Afghanistan and kept our fingers out of the Iraqi pie. This mistake has cost us greatly in many ways and will continue to do so long into the future.