When the topic of Iraq comes up, I often find myself frustrated and alone. Why? Because, it seems, we can’t have a rational discussion about the issue, given the current political climate. Everyone is obliged to ignore the “elephant in the room,” in order to stay “true to their school” — their “tribe” if you will.
“It’s about freedom and democracy for an oppressed people!” Okay, I’ll buy a little of that. But, certainly we could have delivered those ideals to the people of Rwanda in the 90’s and saved many lives in the bargain.
“It’s about bringing some peace and stability to the region.” Yes, I can go with a bit of that, too.… Read the rest