Sunday, August 17, 2008


I saw earlier this week that some people were advocating that the US go to war with Russia over Georgia (the country, not the state). Are people really that stupid? What would the US have to gain? If the US won, would it prove that we really are a superpower? What would it mean if we lost? That Russia's a better superpower? People still argue today whether we should have gotten involved in Iraq and, even, Afghanistan. I can't see how we have more of a vested interest in Georgia than we did in Iraq. Granted, we have trained Georgian troops, but we've also trained troops in many African countries that are currently at war. Does that mean that the US should enter every conflict that comes along? If so, then every male and female aged 18-40 had better be ready to put on a uniform since there are a plethora of wars around the world.

I do wonder if the people advocating US action are in the military or if they're simply advocating action that they'd sit home and watch on the news. I tend to think it's the latter.

This really does make me wonder if there are some people that are just hawks and think any battle is a good battle. (Granted, some of those people are probably in the current administration.) I even own stock in companies contracting for the US, but getting my stock prices to rise isn't a reason to go to war with another country or group. Of course, I'm sure there are people that advocate that, too. Idiots!!!!

If I could command this system, maybe I'd be more amenable to