The U.S. could have been heroes in Iraq, after all they took down Saddam Hussein. All they had to do was leave after that was acomplished.
Right, and the let the country descend into massive civil war, with no certain future for the democratic/representative government that is now in place? Yeah, let's just hand it to the Islamic radicals, that's smart.
Yeah, there are scum-of-the-earth terrorists fighting in Iraq. But there are also Iraqi citizens who are fighting a foreign invader that has taken over their country. It's really easy to lump everyone into the same category and dismiss them, but that ease doesn't make it true.
I'm only lumping in those who are attacking us and their fellow Iraqi citizens. Those people are, quite frankly, the scum-of-the-earth. You see, these terrorist organizations are/were operating against us there because they wish to see Iraq become a theocratic totalitarian state.
If you'll notice, they attack their fellow citizens (read: non-combatants) far more often than they attack us. They bomb police stations, they bomb weddings, they shoot up marketplaces, they oppress women and religious minorities and anyone who doesn't fall into line with them wherever they have enough power to do so.
So again, I wonder: what possible viewpoint of theirs could possibly be legitimate? There is none. That we're even having this debate is making me wonder if there isn't some legitimacy to the notion that gamers have difficulty distinguishing between reality and fantasy or good and evil. It's ridiculous.This comment was edited on Apr 17, 2009, 10:34.