Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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See this is how it works: we invaded Iraq because the Sunni Baathists were "terrorists" even tho they had nothing to do with 9-11 and were actually killing Islamists for us. Now we have decided to fight the actual terrorists, and the ones who used to be "terrorists" are simply doing what they always did, which was to fight the Islamists, so we decided they are not "terrorists" anymore. Later, when all the Islamists are dead, and the Sunnis want their country back from us stealing it, they will be "terrorists" again, and we of course will not be terrorists as we resume killing their women and children and they resume blowing us up with car bombs so we stop stealing their fucking country. Got that?
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