how did I know that would be the response?
Probably because you know that to be true!
That is not my point...
My point, to lay it out for you, is that too many people are willing to let brutal dictators rule their countries with iron fists.
Thank you for laying that out for me. Are you so intellectually dishonest as to say that you do care about all people oppressed by their brutal dictator? When are we going into North Korea, is there some kind of "Black Option over North Korea" going on that only you are aware of? About the iron fists, it is a requirement for brutal dictators and adds nothing but noise to your point/discourse.
The fact is that you don't want to be there at all. What does that say about your ability to consider and apply value to other human life?
Dam straight I don't want to be there. The truth is I do not value the life of an Iraqi as I value the life of an American soldier fighting in Iraq, or an American civilian working at reputable Mercedes-Benz dealerships across our nation. I could not care less about the Iraqis. In the world according to tcp_ML500, things would have happened swiftly. No need for pretenses, just a declaration that bombs were raining over Iraq and that all the major cities in the country would be obliterated by nuclear devices. No need to look for Saddam's ashes, no need to have 100s of American casualties.
Oh yes, the world would not have liked that at all, as opposed to all the support we are getting now! So what would they have done, declared war on the USA in a desire to get spanked themselves? Imposing economic sanctions would make little sense since we consume most of their crap!
So many people seem to be running around flapping thier gums making themselves look like glittering jewels of colossal ignorance. And, some of us others are getting things done.
Thank you for pointing out my colossal ignorance, as it stands, I would not be speculating much if I said yours was abysmal.
Democrats have been talking about Medicare reform a couple decades now. Republicans got it done. This is just one example of many.
Congratulations, I can't wait for you to need Medicare.
Things that drive me nuts:
1) We spend millions on foreign aid helping people who hate our guts and rejoiced after 9/11
2) We spend billions in Iraq for dubious results, whereas we could have dealt with this swiftly albeit with a bigger PR
3) You are one paycheck away from losing your medical coverage
4) You are one paycheck away from not being able to build up your retirement funds
5) Even though funding of our research facilities is unrivaled, our educational system (which benefits from it) could be substantially improved
6) Even though we have come a long way since segregation, there is much progress to be made, unless, of course, you firmly believe that inner city kids with a teenage mother and a missing father have as good a shot at college and making it in life as your own kids. If you do, you are beyond hope, and for your edification, G.W. Bush was just here in Dallas to launch a multi-million effort in improving education in south Dallas.
7) Men who are deserving of or unwavering gratitude for having fought for your freedom and mine in past wars are greeting you and me at Wal-Mart with an empty cart wishing you a good shopping experience.
We waste capital and resources on helping people who hate our guts and we can't channel that help internally to help kids and senior citizens in need. But hey, as you said Medicare rocks:
"Democrats have been talking about Medicare reform a couple decades now. Republicans got it done. This is just one example of many."
The United States always seems to be the country who is willing to have the balls to stand up and say "enough is enough".
That's an outstanding foreign policy!
Since you are an accomplished and educated Republican, and since you can read, I assume that you have purchased and read G. H. Bush's book which was released before hostilities began in Iraq.
You probably remember G.H. Bush as being the Director of the CIA, R. Reagan's vice-president for 8 years, and the President of the United States who engaged our troops in a liberation effort in the gulf.
I assume that you hold his opinion as that of an educated man who knows more than you do about foreign policy, intelligence gathering and exploitation, etc... In his words "I believe we should not enter Iraq"
What shall we speak you and I?
We could speak English, since it is the only language you seem to be somewhat familiar with.