vtmarik wrote:Which is why, before that happens, we need to regroup and get our military back up to spec.
I think the first step would be to take away the "Commander-In-Chief" power from the President and promote/appoint a General to that position. The President, regardless of his military background, is a civilian leader and he needs to focus on that. Congress would still have oversight over the C-in-C, so there needen't be much worry over the General taking over in a coup.
You people are making me nervous with this kind of talk. The only genuine war the US is in is one of its own making. Plus, shifting control of the military TO the military is always a bad idea - do you think men with lots of guns and bombs care about "oversight"? You just need to elect a half-decent president.
Give that Barack Obama fellow a pop, or failing that, Hillary Clinton - I've always fancied her.
Yes. We wanted to go to Iraq, and have no good reason to. Our president is a one-sided evil man. Hillary Clinton is a saving angel, and the Muslims are perfect people who practice a religion of peace, and America is the dumbest country to ever see the daylight. You are one twisted fellow, Stopper, if this is your delusional view of the world.
Yes, we made the war, Stopper, didn't we? I'll tell you who made the war! The terrorists. Not a good reason? Why, I'd say that people who destroyed of one of our national landmarks and killed 3000+ people purposely because Mohammed said so are people to go to war with. However much you may cringe in your hippie-painted peace-proclaiming turtle shell, there is evil in the world. And this evil destroys innocent lives. We have abortion to worry about, stem-cell research, and insane dictators who believe that their measly countries actually stand a chance against a united West. When a group of Holocaust-denying infidel-murdering woman-hating power-hungry Muslim extremists decides to hijack planes and crash them into some of the tallest, people-packed buildings to kill infidels and have sex with virgins in heaven, they WILL NOT go free. What did you propose, Stopper? Abandoning Iraq completely and making the government, which is shaping up decently, hate the West as much as the Iranian network of protegees? Not even going to war and letting the deliberate killing of 3000+ innocent people just minding their own business go unpunished, and the crazy terrorists run free. I bet if they flew jumbo-jets into some towers in London, you'd care a hell of a lot more. But America is evil, right Stopper? They're not perfect like you are, right Stopper?
Children, this is what happens to hockey players, druggies, and Hillary Clinton.
Rope. Tree. Hillary. Some assembly required.