Sunday, March 23, 2003

This recent war thing deserves to be commented on, I suppose.

You know what the part of it that affects me the most is ? All those people with their 'Stop the War' banners !!! They apparently don't realize that after the onset of a conflict, you can't just make it go away by wanting to. If we were to pull out of Iraq today, it would only be a matter of time before they came back to attack US. Which is something I'm sure that almost half of those people are not looking forward to. You want to know the really, really, really ironic thing about it ? I've almost been in fistfights with peace activists on four seperate occasions - And every time I was the one trying to stop the violence. Most of these people don't have the slightest clue what they're doing.....which truthfully isn't much besides annoying passersby.

As for the people who are cheering for War, let's not kid ourselves : War sucks - It's one of the principal horrors that humanity visits on itself. Many people die, many people wish they were dead, and even more people are going to face the death of their loved ones. Taking a life is never something to be proud of, or something to be done at leisure. Whatever the reason, the commanders should have to stare into the faces of all the dead, suffering, grieving hordes that they're going to create - and tell THEM the battle is worth it. Sometimes, it is.

Is this one of those times ?

May God have mercy on those who decide that.