Originally Posted by jcal
If Iraq bombed the U.S. in the middle of the night and tried taking over our way of life and our resources, then we would be the insurgents and terrorists. Its all about the oil guys. Dont believe the SPIN that the whitehouse is putting on it. Our soldiers are busy guarding corporate construction sites for cheap labor, while the contractors and their construction workers are making HUGE dollars. I would like to see every politician that is still for the war in Iraq have to enlist their own relatives to fight. Also they say that if we leave they will follow us home. What if we win, will they (the ones who hate us with a passion or have lost their families and friends to the U.S.) just roll over and forget about it.
People who use women and children as shields are not innocent. Maybe you should stop believing the SPIN that the mainstream media is putting on. We're not over there solely for oil. It would be stupid to think that. Those people are not angels. They would slit your throat without thinking twice no matter how much you wanna kiss their asses. Don't believe me? Go there yourself and find out. Or just simply take the time to ask anyone who has been there, rather than some TV producers and Rupert Murdoch.
Would you use women and children as shields if we were invaded?
It's not our fault they are dealing with it wrong. We didn't go in there and start blowing shit up like you make it seem. We went in to free them from Saddaam (your hero) and to help them establish a good government so they don't have to live under the reign of a maniacal dictator anymore. I agree it is none of our business but it's not really that horrible of us to try and help them out. Sure, the oil played a big factor, but nevertheless we didn't go in guns ablaze killing everyone in sight like you make it seem. We went in to liberate (and steal oil), some of those guys didn't wanna be liberated and didn't want their people to have freedoms, so now they are backlashing. It's not because we are killing their loved ones, it's because they are psycho Saddam supporters and radical islamic fascists who don't want the world to be a happy and free place.
Saying we are there killing innocent people solely to steal their oil is naive and simple minded. You clearly have been brainwashed and cannot make an opinion of your own.
BTW I'm not "for" the war at all. But I am smart enough to see who the bad guys are. There are bad guys all over the place and we are in Iraq fighting those particular bad guys because we can benefit from them. We don't benefit much from fighting the guys in Sudan committing genocide. Plus we were already in the area of Iraq anyway before the Iraq war started. We should have had a better gameplan, but these guys we are fighting are by no means "innocent". They are evil demented sick people who have no regard for human life unless they are fellow Muslim. It's not like they just all the sudden started killing people for no reason when we invaded, they have been doing it for centuries. It needs to be stopped. This world could do without radical religious nuts who kill and torture to get their point across.