Wait, Aren’t We There Already?

With all this talk about going to war with Iraq, it makes me wonder, “Aren’t we already there?” We’ve been flying over Iraq dropping bombs on things for eleven years, enforcing the no-fly zones. They’ve been under U.N. economic sanctions for over a decade. Another way to state the question, “Did the Gulf War actually end, or are we just in a lull?”

It seems that either we should do it and get Saddam out of power, or leave. If we have proof that he has weapons of mass destruction, and proof that he plans to use them, then we should make our case to the world, get a coalition and fire the machinery of war up and go do it.

Or, we shut up about going to war, stop playing bully in the schoolyard under the banner of “The War of Terror”, and we let the U.N. and the rest of the world figure out what to do with Saddam. We play the Pontius Pilate role and wash our hands of him. The world didn’t want to take care of it, ok. It’s on the rest of the world when Saddam does something crazy them.

There you go, a Friday afternoon rant with no facts to back me up. I belong on talk radio.

I’m going home now.

Categorized as politics

By Kevin Lawver

Web developer, Software Engineer @ Gusto, Co-founder @ TechSAV, husband, father, aspiring social capitalist and troublemaker.