bigh0rt wrote: Madison wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:If 9/11 never happened and Saddam had given us all the oil and political support we could have ever wanted, we'd still be bombing villages all over the Middle East.
If our response to 9/11 had been a real show of force instead of us hiding behind our skirts shooting a pop gun at Afghanistan, Saddam never would have stood up to the UN and we never would have gone into Iraq. And North Korea wouldn't be building its nuclear program wide out in the open like they are.
But we proved to the world that we no longer have the stones to do what it takes to ensure our country remains free and safe, so it is of no surprise at all that the other countries out there know they can mess with us all they like. Not because of our military of course, it's due to politics and the limp-wristed people out there.
Do you not feel free or safe?
I was simply responding to an absurd "if" scenario with a realistic one. We're not a bully, we're the quiet kid everyone knows not to mess with because he won't just bloody your nose like the bully will, he will send you to the hospital.
As to my opinion on the security of this country, "uneasy" would be the way I'd describe it right now. We've got the best military in the world and we can crush any foe, but if the government plays politics and bends to the wishes of the weak-stomached like it did with Afghanistan post 9/11, then this country will be easily overthrown. Showing how weak we've become certainly did not help that situation at all. Afghanistan was a perfect opportunity to remind the world that you don't mess with the quiet kid, but Bush caved to the limp-wristed and here we are.
So it all boils down to if Obama and the current administration has the stones to wipe an entire country off the face of the Earth if needed. That is a question I do not know the answer to. I know there will be outcry by those that simply do not understand what "war" really is and what the real price of being safe and free really is, but I do not know how the current administration would react when put to the test. I predicted when we dropped the ball with Afghanistan that someone would put us to the test within 5 years, and while I missed the timeline, it is going to happen. Just a matter of who, when, and if we'll find our stones or not. So "uneasy" is the best way to describe my feelings on it all.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....