Friday, July 28, 2006

The Costs of Iraq

I recently attended a forum at the New America Foundation. The speaker said the Iraq War was the greatest military tragedy in history. How preposterous! Did he remember the U.S. Civil War? Or World War II?

So far --- tragically --- about 2,500 American volunteers have been killed in Iraq. That's fewer than the number that were killed by the Islamo-jihadist-fascists on 9/11/01. American military men and women are volunteering for third and fourth tours. Some think they have been taken advantage of; some of their Mom's are saying "Go to Canada." As far as I'm concerned, they can stay right here, get a general discharge, and go on with their lives.

In a limited way, under certain circumstances, America will be "the World's policeman" --- there is no other cop on the beat, although the Brits have been good allies.

President Bush is in political trouble on Iraq. That is to be expected. Free people don't like to go war. That is as it should be.


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