Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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We are entering a period of insanity. The Iraqi Commission stated we should leave Iraq by 2008. That means all the guys who get killed between now and then are dying to "train the Iraqi forces", while the report also says that this in itself is open to question as to whether it will be a success. In other words, from here on out, its suckers dying for a lie. Who is going to want their son, brother, daughter, mother, or sister to die under those preconceptions? The events of the last few days have brought everything open to question, questions of the type that lead to street demonstrations and protests.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address