Brian Carlton - 3/5/2005 10:38 AM
Botnst - 3/4/2005 8:56 PM
We (mostly the USA but certainly Britain, Poland, Australia, Italy and others) will pay a huge price for teh freedom of others.
What better cause for risk and sacrifice is there than the advancement of liberty?
How noble of you.
Therein lies the problem.
Anyone can stand up there and chant that we should go and liberate all the dictatorships of the world because the sacrifice is worth it because of the advancement of liberty.
If you are a champion of liberty, then Iraq must be only the beginning. You must head into Iran and North Korea, and about five different countries in Africa (maybe more) and liberate those folks as well.
You can't just simply spout that we should be in Iraq, unless you blindly attempt to add additional conditions like the Bonehead, "repeated cease fire violations". He has justified the invasion of Iraq in his mind, without bringing in other nations. I don't see you doing this.
So, step up there on a higher plane and champion going into all of these dictatorships and overthrow them by military force. Just make sure you justify the action with a plan of how to pay for it and a plan of how to explain the siginficant loss of life that we would suffer because of it. Would you send your daughters to fight in the military to secure this freedom for others??
This country is in deep shit because nobody who is running the place wants to put their money, or the lives of their children, where their tank is. Stand up there and advocate a complete repeal of the income tax cut. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, an increase in taxes back to the levels before the GWB tax cut, is still not enough money to pay for this war. Stand up there and say that you are so strongly in favor of the war, and the spread of democracy, that you have no problem sending your daughters over there to fight it. Then I will respect your position.
I'd love to watch all the advocates of GWB bail out of the bus if he were to stand up there like a man and say, "Hey, we are all in this war to root out the terrorists, and now YOU got to pay for it. No more tax cut for you".
Think he would be reelected in such a scenario?