Thursday, March 22, 2012

Top 10 Lessons of the Iraq War

Top 10 Lessons of the Iraq War by Stephen M. Walt

Every single American should read this article and the reader comments to follow. It strikes me as just about the best paper I've read on the Iraq war.

He's not alone, of course. There is a growing list of very intelligent, thoughtful and experienced people who are dedicated to putting the light of day onto what happened to America. You should read the part about how few people it took to launch that invasion.

And the reader comments are interesting because, as expected, there are cleverly phrased anti-Walt arguments. Good, I say, it exposed their arguments to the light of day and the contrast of thinking such as Walt. You may or may not agree with me, but I see the real villains exposed here for what they are. Also, in my opinion, this information should build up to becoming the trial of the century, with the American people vs the villains.

They not only plundered and murdered, but they robbed us blind at the same time. Not only through the military invasion of the ME, but through the Wall Street debacle as well. The combination is devastating us and our future is going to be a lot harder then it should have been.

By rights, given the advances in technology, we should all be enjoying a high level of prosperity - with plenty left over to feed the world's hungry.

What do we have instead? They are sending our children to murder and maim people, and maybe get murdered or maimed while they're at it. Not to mention the staggering cost of it all.

Please read this article and the comments, and please do something, no matter how small. Multiple each of our small actions times a hundred million people and we CAN change the world.

To what?

Well, let's start with common sense, basic values and some leadership.

You know, there are very, very smart people out there who have no interest in destroying and killing people, and we need to get them into positions of authority. It's really as simple as that. You, I and our neighbors don't know how to run a country, but there are people who can be trusted. Our job is to seek them out and support them.

To do any of this, we have to discard the world according to the MSM, whose interests and views have been deeply flawed for a long time. First, their list of issues, what's important and what's not, and their priorities, is wrong, as is their positions on the issues they decide are important.


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