Originally Posted by Botnst
let's just say that after upbraiding everybody by assuming that their opinions are derived from watching news alone, you then provide and even shorter synopsis than the news does concerning events in Iraq.
I found that ironical and funny. So I thought that a worthy challenge and was trying to match the humor of your ironic post with one of my own. Evidently I didn't succeed as well as you.
Ok. It is in fact, me being a bit slow. Sorry about that. It was a clever statement but being trapped in cubical hell has a tendency to remove my sense of humor. Yes, I do tend to put things in very "bottom line" context. I'm not about to start boring the hell out of everyone with a 30 page summary of my experiences. In fact, I try not to get into conversations about it at all. If I do, it's simply to state that as civilians who are removed from the situation, we certainly don't see the entire picture. Also, if it were so simple, the solution that we're looking for wouldn't be so complex.
We try to stay informed, which is all we can do. However, we are not informed enough to start slinging insults at other people. Myself, I got out because I experienced too much. I simply decided that I did not want to be a direct part of the machine anymore. The guys on the front line see their battles. I had the unfortunate position of seeing the war.
People can formulate intelligent and semi-informed opinions if they're willing to do their homework, not trust any single source for information, and be willing to admit that every side involved has a valid point and are all screwing up. In other words, drop the personal ego and look at the entire picture from ALL angles.
Eh... I'll go back to my corner.