Our young kids have fought two wars for ten years in Iraq and Afghanistan. Total cost exceeds $1 trillion. Result: horrific deaths on both sides, destruction and no resolution. Does anyone know or understand why we sent 6,200 kids to their deaths and another 40,000 brought back home without legs and arms or their minds? We can expect a minimum of 100,000 post-war suicides from combat troops with scrambled brains. That doesn't count the ones that stumble forward with alcohol, drugs and poverty.
Did we stop terror?
Suicide bombers and killers blow up churches, government buildings and outposts as regularly in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2011 as they did in 2001. No leader in the United States understands that Muslims will defend their lands against Americans until the last one dies. We would have to kill every single last one of them to win.
Did we bring democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan?
Iraq and Afghanistan cannot agree on a constitution or path toward peaceful co-existence any more than a bunch of 5th graders arguing over a jar of cookies. Karzi is a puppet of the United States. We send endless billions of dollars to prop up him and Malaki. We might as well flush that money down a New York City sewer.
Did we find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?
We found not one single weapon worthy of such fear to go in and blow up an entire country on George W. Bush's whim. He caused hundreds of thousands of deaths and 2.5 million refugees. What he did to Iraq and its citizens defies human understanding. Lyndon Baines Johnson did the same thing to Vietnam. He killed 58,267 kids while he blew up another 2.1 million Vietnamese. In his book Fog of War 35 years later, the architect of Vietnam Robert McNamara said, "I made a mistake."
George W. Bush is too stupid or inept to write a book on how brainless his decision to destroy Iraq and Afghanistan turned out to be. A full 17 of the purported hijackers came from Saudi Arabia. Bush should have attacked Saudi Arabia and destroyed that country.
However, overwhelming evidence shows that 9/11 was an inside job. If it was, George Bush should be brought to trial for crimes against humanity and America.
Iraq provides yet another example of stupid men in power doing stupid things for stupid reasons with incredibly painful outcomes for millions of innocent people, children and countries.
Are we any safer from terror in the United States after 10 years of war?
More terrorists reside in the United States from our irrational immigration policies than ever before. We've got 40,000 MS-13 gang members in 35 states selling drugs to millions of our kids. (Source: Newsweek) We have 10 million illegal alien Mexicans stealing jobs from Americans and breaking our laws while we pay for their medical, educational, babies, prison and food needs. We import 2,000 Muslims per month from places like Palestine, Iraq and Somalia--as refugees--any of them potential terrorists.
Note that Iranian-American immigrant Manssor Arbabsiar attempted to kill a Saudi ambassador this week. Notice American born Muslim Anwar al-Awlaqi inspired the shoe bomber, underwear bomber, New York Times Square bomber and Major Hasan to kill Americans.
Does anyone think that victory can be won against a religious jihadist Muslim group like al-Qaeda?
We would have to kill most of the Muslim world to kill al-Qaeda. The Koran dictates that all good Muslims "convert or kill non-believers and Jews." That's the prime directive of Islam. We can pretend it is a peaceful religion, but it hard to see.
If we fight for another 10 years to make it a 20 year war, what will we accomplish?