Notably, most of these youngsters killed in the death zones of najaf or al anbar, where uneducated, poor and life-tired wannabe-martyrs are looming in the dusty streets, were there to receive pay for education and noble reputation. Isn`t it memorably, that the education-willing are fighting other youths, apparently uneducated in every aspect of life.
My point is, that the unrespondible strategy of the bush team creates a unnessecary spiral of sacrifice and martydom on both sides. Firstly: saddam`s gone, Bin Laden "par exemple" is still missing. So why are there ten times more personel in Iraq than in Pakistan and Afghanistan?
Secondly: Iraq is free, sovereignity has been transfered. It means no more threat to the U.S. than before the war. Were the sanctions, thus barring the civil population from free buisnesses and education(e.g. computers) any good in preparing Iraqis for democracy and the rule of law?
Was it a good service to the troops in Iraq, to continuously speak of an occupation, even to joke "Nobody likes to be occupied", which G.Bush told some journalists, a while ago. All questions are easily denied.
I think too, that those insurgents have no reasonable goals, nor any future. But do we have to admit the same for the american strategy? A permanent guerilla war for the sake of a military occupation, most didn`t want at all, most don`t want nomore. Of course the war costs a lot of money, but what about the 1000 americans lost, what about the cost, the USA will have to pay in the future for the loss of respect, security and trust on an international level.
Of course the USA can control a country, but it can`t control the whole world. George Bush has most of his life behind him, so do cheney, rumsfeld or ashcroft, whatever their unholy names be. But this buddy, Lance Cpl. Seth Huston, aged 19, Perryton, Texas (Died from injuries received due to hostile action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, on August 21, 2004) had his whole Life before him.
Hate to seeyou,
USCOnstitution Article I, Sect. 10, Clause 3:
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.