Some thoughts on war, protest and losing your coolposted by Ron Beasley at 2/25/2005 05:45:00 PM
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I have opposed the war in Iraq from the beginning and know many really good people who did as well. We all do all we can to support the troops. Mr Smash inferred that we were all guilty of sedition which sent me over the edge, and yes I lost my cool. I am not a pacifist and in fact supported the invasion of Afghanistan.
One of my complaints with the mis-adventure in Iraq was it took needed resources away from Afghanistan and allowed it to become a failed narco-state. And that is what it is in spite of a "feel good" election. Most of the country remains under the control of narco-warlords, the Taliban and yes, al-Queda.
The reasons given for the invasion of Iraq have been many and most have evaporated as the truth became known. I remain convinced that the real reason was economic imperialism. America's finest should not be maimed and die for Exxon-Mobile, Halliburton etc. So Joe, I still respect you and will continue to read you but I still think you were wrong when you endorsed Smash's post. I expect some nonsense from the likes of Smash but I must admit I was disappointed in you.