A friend of mine sent me an Iraq-related link. I know, I know, we're all tired of it: the bickering, the accusing, the throwing up our hands in desperation no matter which side we're on. Yes. Those of us that support the war cannot believe that others are against it and vice versa, and we end up arguing our moot points back and forth without ever listening to one another.
I'm trying not to post about it. I've decided most people's minds are made up, even if that means they're made up not to be made up. Everything I have read about the war on other sites has just turned into a cacophony of "Saddam this" and "Saddam that" counterbalanced by "Dubya this" and "Dubya that." There's no real dialogue, and it therefore seems rather pointless. It's cyclical, tiring, and depressing. I believe we've all had our share of Iraq-TV, Iraq newsflashes, Iraq updates on Yahoo and Google and frickin' everything. We are all on a steady Iraq diet, no cheating allowed. Iraq scampi and Iraq pancakes.
So I'll just let someone else speak for me, and I'll do so as painlessly as possible. Here are a few short quotes, and I urge everybody to go on to reading the rest of the article if they find them worthwhile. It is very good. Unfortunately, it offers no solutions and only poses questions. No matter - I haven't seen a single person offer any solutions to date, despite how much we all like gabbing about it. And honestly, I can't do any better myself.
Thanks to Stacey for the link. It's very short. Please read it, even if you're sick of thinking about this whole mess.
We might also ask why the messages to Bush and to the Pope at Rome were so contradictory.
Will this be a democracy like in Haiti, the Dominican Republic or Nicaragua? They occupied Haiti for 19 years and set up a military power base that eventually became the dictatorship of Francois Duvalier. They occupied the Dominican Republic for nine years and laid the foundations for the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. They occupied Nicaragua for 21 years and founded the dictatorship of the Somoza family.
If interested, you can find the rest here.