Why does Congress and so many others want the War in Iraq to end?
There is something wrong with people, elected officials or not, who would rather see their country go down in defeat than defend it from those who would do it harm. Actually, it is their thinking or thought processes that I draw to question. I find this to be especially true when the nation involved is one where millions of people immigrate every year for a better life.
Does that make our country blameless or without fault all the time? No! After all nations are made up of people who basically have similar ideas about how they want to live and be governed. But, as a people we make our share of mistakes like any other nation. These mistakes are both home based or of an international flavor. But there is a difference between making mistakes as you try to make things better for people and making mistakes because your motives are totally self serving.
Many will say, when we talk about fighting the enemy abroad so we don’t fight them at home, that our motive is selfish. I contend that is not necessarily true. If defending an enemy away from our shores also protects the common good and welfare of the world community’s other nations, then our actions are not totally self serving.
Since World War I, the leading nations of the world, the League of Nations, and the United Nations have made treaties, issued resolutions, secret treaties, and set up mandates that have held the Middle East and Central Asia as pawns in the political and economic struggles of those nations to hold onto old empires, control natural resources that are needed by them and the world at large, at the expense of the two regions.
On the other hand an extreme Religion that also denies its people basic human rights and freedoms has done the same thing. Both groups have prevented the nations in these regions from developing and advancing technologically, economically, educationally, and intellectually. However there is a major difference between the two groups. One is made up of nations and people and world organizations that have no common cultural bond except for protecting peace. The other has a common cultural background dating back to the time of Abraham.
It was after the arrival of Muhammad that the religious leaders began to teach ideology that subjugates its own people. That religion also began to evolve into two major sects that warred with each other. However, both began to teach to teach that their religion was the only religion and they were bequest by their faith to convert everyone to their faith or kill them! Is it any wonder that the people in both regions chose oppression by their faith over oppression by outsiders?
The resulting lack of progress and development of free nations which respected the rights of all its people has bred poverty, dictators, persecution, outside manipulation, and a growing anger and despair. What has evolved are two regions full of poor, subjugated people with no hope. This has made them an easy target for Al_Qaeda and other terrorists groups. The young are especially drawn in by a false sense of empowerment and religious fanaticism.
The war in Iraq and Afghanistan keeps the terrorist off our shores. It finally frees people who have never known or hoped to know freedom and basic human rights. It finally removes the yokes of outside control by foreign powers and organizations by helping the two nations set up Democratic and free societies. In the process, it slowly provides the people with hope and a vision of a better life.
It also is helping those nations learn how to be responsibly free, helping them rebuild infra structure, helping them be provided basic things like sewer systems, running water, and electricity. Schools and hospitals are being built. Industry and businesses are being set up. All of these things help both nations be free, self sustaining nations. As these new events and life aides are being established, the people are being more and more brought into the process and our troops are fading more and more to the background! That is as it should be.
As the Iraqi and Afghan people begin to see the positive changes, they begin to learn to enjoy these things and more actively involve themselves in the processes. They are beginning to develop “hope!” If these events in the two nations play out to the desired end, we will leave those nations as we did in Japan. Behind us will be two new Democracies controlled by the rule of law, basic human rights, and self governed.
Is it any wonder that the terrorists and nations like Syria and Iraq are so eager to help the terrorists. Is it any wonder nations like France, Russia, China, and at times Germany are against every effort there. Several make a great deal of money supplying weaponry, etc. to the region. Some know that their own people will see their success and demand the same for themselves. Then some, like the Socialists and communists in America and else where, see it as a failure of their repeatedly failed ideology which has cost the lives of millions world wide! All of these see America as the single greatest threat to their subjugating ideologies.
[edited to correct spelling and grammatical errors on 5/5/07 – dd]
~ by devildog6771 on April 23, 2007.
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