The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38937   Message #550562
Posted By: toadfrog
14-Sep-01 - 11:33 PM
Thread Name: Prayer-Free Mourning
Subject: RE: Prayer-Free Mourning
You know, people who talk about waging war on "terrorism" may have thought very much about what they are saying. Do you (war hawks) mean we should go drop bombs on people until they see the light? Like Sadaam Hussein has seen the light, after we have blockaded him and dropped bombs on him all these many years? Or the way the Vietnamese saw the light and got rid of their commie masters? Do you believe for one minute that countries who "harbor terrorists" are going to quit whatever they are doing just because we threaten them? And if you don't mean that, just exactly what do you mean, if anything?

Do you propose, perhaps, that we call up a huge army and go conquer Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, etc.? At the cost of how many American lives? And what on God's green earth would we do with all those places after we conquered them (assuming that were really possible)? Wasn't one Vietnam enough? I don't believe there is a single American who would be willing to pay the price of this war everyone is talking about.

Jeez! You are the same guys who are always complaining about taxes. Just imagine what that all would cost, just in terms of money, to say nothing of human life!

People are always saying the U.S. is the last World Power. That does not mean we are omnipotent.