You people all know he doesn’t actually SUPPORT the resistance right? He’s just telling us it ain’t gonna quit, so there is no actual way to win.
They’re not going to suddenly love us, whether they morally should or not.
That’s what I believe Lixy is trying to say. Not that he supports the Iraqi resistance, but that it’s not going to give up just because we keep beating it down. The Iraqis are not going to suddenly accept democracy and flourish, like so many believe will happen if we just keep sending over our young men to be killed.
This war is Vietnam, not WWII. Leaving is not appeasement, it’s common sense. (Broad generalization that I don’t fully support, but you get the idea).
Correct me if I interpreted wrong, Lixy?[/quote]
Absolutely! I think you pinpointed the misunderstanding; that is, if the others didn’t understand that I support neither the Islamists nor the resistance.
I don’t really care if you obliterate Iraq, Iran or any other M.E. country for that matter. I don’t have interests vested in any of those and it’s neither my tax money nor my compatriots’ blood that is wasted in such conflicts.
My only fear is this: The more you keep behaving like you own the region, the more the radicals will foster. Those put my life directly at risk and give my religion a bad name.
Life is a bitch, and the strong eats the weak in this world. One would have thought that by the 21st century we’d be able to resolve conflicts differently and put guns and lawyers behind us. Oh, well…