Friday, April 14, 2006

Disillusionment On Iraq

Read what someone who's been there thinks.
Three years ago, I was a Marine Corps captain on the Iraqi/Kuwaiti border, participating in the invasion of Iraq. Awestruck, I heard our howitzers thunder and watched artillery rockets rise into the night sky and streak toward Iraq — their light bathing the desert moonscape like giant arc welders.

As I watched the Iraq war begin, I completely trusted the Bush administration. I thought we were going to prove all of the left-wing antiwar protesters and dissenters wrong. I thought we were going to make America safer. Regrettably, I acknowledge that it was I who was wrong.

This isn't a James Cameron film, folks. This is American children dying for neocon wet dreams. This is trying to force the Middle East into adopting western ways and it ain't gonna happen.

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