A Futile War

The Associated Press reports unnamed U.S. officials as saying that Iraqi guerrillas have enough popular support among nationalist Iraqis angered by the presence of U.S. troops that they cannot be militarily defeated.

So, let’s get this straight. We have the most powerful weapondry in the world and the greatest army of all time, yet it’s impossible to defeat these people?

Or, maybe it’s that we don’t have the political will to defeat innocent Iraqis who are only standing up for their rights as a nation, a nation, by the way, that we are purporting to ‘liberate’ despite the fact that Iraq was one of the few (if not the only) successful secular state in the Middle East.

Say whatever you want about Saddam Hussein, but the reason we invaded was because his oil fields, his organizational power, and his egotistical will would have given him the leverage to become a major world player, a secular power that would’ve disrupted our friends in Saudi Arabia not to mention Israel. It’s a lot more complex than just ‘terrorists’ and ‘WMD’s’. We really had to topple Hussein himself to simplify things in the Middle East. Unfortunately, things are never simple in the Middle East.


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