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Sunday, September 1, 2013

No War.

It's time to take a stand.

It's time to say ENOUGH to the United States acting as the police force for basically an ungrateful world.

It's time to stop spending my tax dollars...and yours...hurling multi-million dollar weapons at a bunch of bad actors.  For the record, Bashir al-Assad isn't even the worst of them.

It's time to stop being inconsistent.  Where was the bombing campaign when Pol Pot was killing over a million of his fellow Cambodians?  Or the Kim family, as they systematically kill just about every North Korean who doesn't serve in the military?  The list goes on.  Our "moral outrage" is immorally inconsistent.

It's time to stop being the world's conscience.  We don't have the right.

It's time for us to STOP acting on behalf of "humanity".  When last I checked, there is plenty of "humanity" outside of North America, so if "humanity" is truly offended by the actions of the Syrian dictator, then "humanity" can act.

It's time to help ourselves as much as we help the rest of the world.  I have no doubt that there are roads in Iraq right now that are in better condition than I84 going into Pennsylvania.

Yes, any dictator that uses poison gas to kill his own people should be held accountable, but hurling a bunch of cruise missiles doesn't guarantee accountability:  it just guarantees lots of dead people (some no doubt innocent), which defeats the purpose of acting in the first place.

1 comment:

Gort said...

Great post. I couldn't agree more