[quote=“Fred Smith”]Here, you have all those who claim that they want to do something for the world but in reality they are doing nothing while the supposed evil Republicans who want to oppress the world and steal its resources are actually the ones doing the most good for the greatest numbers.[/quote]Did you really open the do-nothing bag of attack, being one of Forumosa’s most visible cheerleaders for the boot-licking do-nothing 109th Congress? Oh, but as long as its someone else’s blood left on the field, you feel ok. You’ve attempted to rationalize how civilization is being enhanced by lies, greed and murder. If enough people scream the same utilitarian argument about impeaching and imprisoning your horde of heros, will you climb up to the other side of reasoning?
While this group probably doesn’t have much credibility to those who spit attempted justifications for strategic murders executed on behalf of lies made by other chickenhawks, Veterans have a unique way of expressing their position.[quote=“Veterans Against The Iraq War (VAIW)”]…
Although we detested the dictatorial policies of Saddam Hussein and sympathized with the tragic plight of the Iraqi people, we opposed unilateral and pre-emptive U.S. military intervention on the grounds that it established a dangerous precedent in the conduct of international affairs, that it could easily lead to an increase of violent regional instability and the spread of much wider conflicts, that it places needless and unacceptable financial burdens on the American people, that it diverts us from addressing critical domestic priorities, and that it distracts us from our goals of tracking down and destroying international terrorists and their lairs.
Furthermore, we do not believe that the American military can or should be used as the police force of the world by any administration, Republican or Democrat. Consequently, we believe that the lives and well being of our nation’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines should not be squandered or sacrificed for causes other than in the direct defense of our people and nation.
Finally, we believe that a doctrine of pre-emptive and unilateral U.S. military attack on Iraq or any other nation is illegal, unnecessary, counter-productive and presents a truly dire and distressing threat to our vital international interests and basic national security. As military veterans, we have a unique understanding of war and know the many hidden truths that lie behind war’s easy theories and promises, as well as behind the tragic consequences that even, “victory” brings. We therefore call on all like-minded veterans and family members to endorse this statement and support us in our efforts to help avert, mitigate or stop a national tragedy and an international calamity.
…[/quote]It will make sense if Fred Smith argues that many important voices in history amounted to “doing nothing” for the world (for example Ghandi, King, Elsberg), and instead proposes appeasing imperial greed and war (for example Chamberlain).[quote=“Fred Smith”]Today, a new arc of stability and prosperity and increasingly democracy with a strong focus on human rights sweeps from Japan down the eastern seaboard of China and through Southeast Asia (Indonesia remains a weak link) to India and even the Persian Gulf statelets.[/quote]Are you really trying to historically justify the WoT, Afgh., and Iraq as a just method of advancing human rights? It sounds like even if the majority of American voters called on regime change, you are so sadly brainwashed you wouldn’t even ask yourself WHY.