Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Botnst, guage, all these guys, what the fuck do they think they can accomplish in a war? Wars last a few years, and without a clear goal or aim are pointless, as this one is. Will Sunnis, Kurds and Shiites embrace each other in the next few months thanks to our force of arms? Will the tribalism that fuels these insurgencies come to a stop as each Iraqi rejects tribalism and proclaims themselves "Iraqis"? What exactly do you damn fools think you can accomplish here?
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