I’ll try to explain this slowly and use small words. OK?
This isn’t putting a toilet in the bathroom. This is making sure that an adequate supply of drinking water(so they can cook with it, drink it and take baths) is available ASAP(that means quickly) to as many Iraqis(People in the country called Iraq) as possible.
I don’t see how taking 6 months to do a proper tender and bid is going to help accomplish(do) these objectives. If you have a better idea please feel free to offer one. I say it was a necessary act, future contracts that are not for necessary(water, electric, gas, and sewage) services should be up for bid, but this needed to be an executive order.
Look at any large company, they all give money to political parties. Trial lawyers are big givers to Democrats. Businesses usually split it evenly between parties. Oil businesses are big givers to Republicans. This whole “they gave money to politicians” scaremongering is idiotic and shows a very one sided argumnet.
What should we have told the average Iraqi? Please wait while we get past all the countries that have a financial interest in keeping your murderous dictator and his police state in power, while he snubs the conditions that kept him in power in the first place.
THE FUCKING ONUS WAS NEVER ON THE US IN THE FUCKING FIRST PLACE!!!
We would of kicked his ass out of Iraq the first time had it not been for the ceasefire negotiated in good faith with the Saddam regime in the first place. People tend to forget that you can openly criticize the US even in the US. Try that shit with Russia(Chechnya anybody) or China(How long did it take them to get N. Korea to the bargaining table) and see how far that gets you. I don’t see Al-Jezeera reporting from from Chechnya or Western China. You are being duped by the very people who have the most to gain from duping you. US power has just been demonstrated twice by toppling regimes 6000 miles away in the last 2 years. We’ve since learned that we don’t have to ask. The world had better pray, that we remember to start asking. The US has not lost power but gained it. The world has not gained power but lost it. There was a time when the US would listen to world opinion, but it has passed for now.
The duplicity of other countries is astounding. I’m sorry the world had its chance to keep the US nice and quiet and uninvolved in the world. We never wanted to get involved in the first place historically. Now we have no choice. Now that we are involved the world will have to deal with the very real threat of US military power. Containment has failed, preemption is in.
France uses the EU as a cover for its own political and finacial gain. Russians sell weapons to anybody. China sells missiles, nuclear know how and military supplies too, plus it shields an even worse threat in North Korea. Who sold the chemicals to North Korea to process plutonium. China did. So quit giving me this American Hegemony crap. Open your fucking eyes, your average Americans feels they are at war and have felt that way since Sept. 11, 2001. Do you really think they give a fuck about what the rest of the world thinks? The world offered its condolences, but that’s all. It was the use of force and money that got a lot of countries on our side in the war on terror.
So I agree the world hasn’t changed, but US policy has. I don’t like the change. I wish we could live in a less dangerous world, but we simply don’t. The US is at war. It will be for a long time I imagine. So before you write, think of the necessary choices that need to be made by the US administration. If you are an American you can choose who to vote for in 2004. If your not, too fucking bad. The world had its chance to keep things straight.
Mod. note sorry for the profanity, but I get tired of reading and hearing about this stuff day in and day out