Art Vandelay wrote:The US rightfully speaks and acts out against humans rights violations all over the world, some would say too much, others, not enough.
Which is exactly why the government won't do it in this case and at this time.
This is a very divided nation. Everyone thinks they know more than the government as to how to run the country (myself included), when they don't have the foggiest clue about anything. Some people believe that getting Iraq out from under an evil dictator and helping them set up their own government, laws, and protection is a good thing. Some people feel we have no business there to begin with. The government decided to move on the information they had and take action. Result? Outcry and a large internal divide in this country over it. Because of that divide (and the country is firmly divided on tons of things, not just this), the government isn't going to get involved in this and dig themselves an even bigger hole, take more abuse, and have an even bigger issue within this country, no matter how just the cause might be.