Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Is it War?

Yes, I am back!  I was on a trip to New York recently and have not deposited any thought provoking material here.  Not that I am saying my pondering ideas are profound, but hope they are at least amusingly informative.

On my plane ride back towards the West Coast, I happened by chance to come across the news.  Well, Fox News to say the least.  The topic was about the dilemma in the Middle East.

Is it well, flat out war?  There is speculation that it's along the lines of just policing action.  The mentality of this approach dampens motivation to get real results.

In reality, if one person goes into a territory and another tries to kill you- this would be viewed as war by many people.  It's hard to go in with just a supervising approach- second guessing whether to kill or not.  The mindset of troops and the morale has to be crystal clear.  

It's up to debate on how far the U.S. will go in its role in Iraq and Syria.  While all this is being argued, I keep asking if it was premature to withdraw from Iraq.  Did the Democrats push for the removal of troops in Iraq back in 2006 irresponsibly?

It's rather annoying to think the U.S. withdrew too early, leaving Iraq vulnerable for a group like ISIS to take over.  The president of the U.S. and his democratic party just don't have the hindsight or the know how in truly managing a problem like we had and now have in Iraq.  

They pushed for the removal of U.S. forces without looking at the consequences much like how a bouncer at a club leaves the bar unsupervised and chaos erupts.  I mean really, it is as simple as that.

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