HB 139 (Wireless Internet Access Requirements, Chief Sponsor: Bradley M. Daw)

Matthew Walker rorith at kydance.net
Thu Jan 24 13:00:36 MST 2008


On Thu, January 24, 2008 12:37 pm, Von Fugal wrote:
> oxymoron. As for pulling out, I don't see what's wrong with just saying
> "end it" to our generals and admirals and having them do whatever they
> must to just get out of there. No time frame, no deadlines, just don't
> sit on your fannies occupying some stupid base. I think it's a bunch of
> bull all this pander going on about "even if we wanted to leave it's
> just not that simple." Well, it is simple. We got in there didn't we?
> Why can't we get out? I doubt there will be as much resistance to our
> leaving as there was to our invading.
>

Could we just pull out? Yes.

Should we? I don't think so. We have made a commitment to the people of Iraq, that we
would replace their government with something better than what they had. That we would
'save' them. If we pull out while the region is still as unstable as it is, we're almost
certainly condemning them to a leader worse than Saddam Husein. We did the same thing 20
years ago during the first Gulf War, and look at the mess that got left behind.

Should we have gone to war in the first place? It doesn't matter any more. We're there,
and we now have an obligation to the civilians of Iraq to not abandon them to the
'tender' mercies of a new despot.

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Matthew Walker
Kydance Hosting & Consulting
LAMP Specialist



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