[chinese blood, irish heart] - DEFUNCT: US Democrats: patriotic or not?

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

US Democrats: patriotic or not?

The desire to bring US troops back home may be the biggest reason why the Democrats took control of both Houses.
But given the daily carnage in Iraq, especially Baghdad, would withdrawal of US forces be prudent? After all, it was the US that started the mess, and they should send more to clean it up. Why should the sole responsibility lie with the still young and tattered Iraqi forces? I'm not saying their cowards, after all who wants to see your fellow countrymen/women getting killed over a faulty war?
Several polls show Americans becoming increasingly sceptical of Bush's plans and the desire to get troops out of there. Yes, the majority of the public were duped in believing Iraq had WMD's (remember Powell's hilarious picture cards?), and were so gung ho about getting those 'terrorists', now oh, because casualities are mounting they can't stomach anymore. Well war is war, and casualties are expected, you can't just leave this mess to the Iraqis themselves. I say send the whole goddamn Army, Navy, Airforce and Marines there to sort it out!
US officials also claim that they and Iran are fighting a 'proxy' war in which Iran supplies Iraqi militias with advanced weaponry, such as mines capable of knocking out Abrams tanks, while maintaining diplomatic neutrality. Bush on National Public Radio warned Iran to 'back off', which is funny since the US did the same thing in WW2 by supplying tonnes of supplies and equipment to the Allies while still 'backing out' of the war for the time being. What goes around comes around I guess.