I was surprised at how emotional I got watching the last half of "Inside 9-11" last night on the Discovery Channel. I can only imagine the memories it brought back for those who lived in NYC and Washington D.C. I truly do not see how anyone watching this documentary can be against this war.
One can argue all day about specifically going into Iraq. Fine. But it important to remember that a country didn't attack us, a belief did. And that belief is blowing itself up almost daily in Iraq. Whether those are men from Iraq or other Arab nations, they are the terrorists and we are killing them by the thousands over there. In February, an unnamed senior military official told CNN that the US military believes it killed between 10,000 and 15,000 guerrillas in combat last year. Dead terrorists. Lots and lots of them. Sounds good to me.
In my comments section there is a soldier who served with Casey Sheehan. He says that 5 other servicemen where killed the day Casey died, but for every one of them, they killed anywhere from 100-200 terrorists. And that was just one day. No one has convinced me yet that killing those monsters that seek to destroy our way of life is making this world a more dangerous place. No one can convince me that these men were just average citizens until we came along and then decided to blow themselves up along with fellow Arabs, including children. No. This mindset was made long ago.
Say what you will about the reasons we went into Iraq, but the fact is that our Special Ops discovered and destroyed a international terrorist camp in Iraq the first week of our invasion. Radical Muslims, such as the ones who flew those planes into our buildings, are spread throughout the region. Right now they are going into Iraq so they can be "martyrs." So I will ask you this. Where else would we have gone to fight the terrorists? We had destroyed and killed them in Afghanistan. Should we have let them stew and plot against our nation again????
"Inside 9-11" convinced me more than ever that we are doing what has to be done. It isn't pretty and I hate it, but terrorism cannot be ignored, it must be destroyed.
We ignored it before and paid the price.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:52 AM