What was it we were told about why we are in Iraq in the first place? Well, the first place doesn’t count. That was either a pack of lies or based on very faulty information. I doubt it was only the latter or we would have been in an, “Oops. I’m sorry.” position and we never were there.
So, why are we in Iraq? Let me see if I have this right.
One: It was necessary to get rid of Saddam Hussein as he was a really bad guy who did really bad things.
Okay, I have no reason to dispute that but we have him now. That part is done. Finished. Next.
Two: It’s necessary to build a democracy to establish a stable Middle East.
Let’s see. Democracy? Hmm. I’ll have to look that up.
Democracy: A system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives
Yah, that’s what I thought it was.
Wasn’t there an election just held in Iraq where the people did express their wishes directly? Why not do it again? Have another election in Iraq. They do it all the time in California. This time have the Iraqi voters respond to one just simple question on the ballot.
Do you want the Occupation Troops to go home? Yes. No.
Of course, not in English like this.
It would be in that chicken scratching writing they seem to like.
I have a feeling the vote would be overwhelming for us to leave. After all, I’m sure the Iraqi parents are getting tired of having their own children added to that even longer list of people killed in action and they certainly wouldn’t blame themselves. That’s not human nature.
The Old Professor
October 29, 2005