In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight
henwy

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I should be asleep right now but I'm suffering a bout of insomnia. There's nothing to do but channel flip on the ol' tv and I find myself watching the Military Channel. It's a show about marines in Iraq, basically following a squad as they go through their daily duties. I have to admit that few things make me more angry than watching shows like this, seeing the troops getting shot at and lied to by these camel fuckers. Any compassion or empathy I once had for the Iraqi people went out the door years ago. I've come to believe that these assholes don't deserve the opportunity they were given and we were probably wrong to even try to help them. We should have left these subhuman assholes under Saddam's thumb or simply nuked the place.

When I think about how much money and blood that's been spent on freeing these ungrateful assholes, it infuriates the hell out of me. The majority of the country begged for intervention after the first Iraq war, and there are still some who feel that Bush Sr betrayed the people there when he didn't push on and secure Saddam's removal. It may have been the wussy way out at the time, but it seems that it was prescient. I can't help but believe that these camel fuckers would have simply turned on us earlier. There are just some people who deserve oppression and it's just a mistake to believe otherwise. Fucking subhuman wastes of skin.

I know it might be hard for some of you to believe, but it took a long while for me to come along to this point of view. I really did think that the Iraq war was altruism at its heart and that the people there deserved our help. What changed my mind is not, surprisingly, the terrorists. I never expected any better from those assholes and there were always going to be muslim fundy spazzcases out to attack the great Satan. No, what has changed my mind on the Iraqis is the fact that the vast majority has remained silent or even approved of what those assholes are doing. It's like what Martin Luther King said, 'History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.' I've simply come to the belief that there either are no good people in Iraq, or that if they're there, the silence is almost criminal.

Really, at this point what we should do is just leave them and let them wallow in the bed they've made. I have no doubt that within a year, the entire country would descend into bloody chaos and another tyrannical leader will eventually come to power. While I'm sure the Iraqi's would still whine that it was all the US's fault, they really do deserve nothing better. It was our mistake to believe that all people might be equal and deserve to be free. It's like coming to the erroneous conclusion that because we think that people should have the right to bear arms that it's a good idea to hand out guns at the monkey house.

Few things in my life have so disillusioned me to the idea that all people are created equal.
Tags: iraq, tv club
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