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Monday, May 30, 2005

So, why DIDN'T the people who wanted war in Iraq want to go over there and be heroes themselves?

A follow-up to my previous post. Found this recent essay by Chuck Baldwin that lays it down in a way that I'm pretty sure the pro-war cowards (and really, what else CAN you call them?) will never stand up and answer to...
To those who are engaged in war, the consequences can be nightmarish! Arms and legs cut off. Eyes put out. Flesh burned. Intestines ripped out. Backs broken. Skulls crushed. Lives lost. Families torn apart. Homes destroyed. Children left without parents. Parents never able to see their children again. Wives without husbands. Husbands without wives. Souls snuffed into eternity. Emotional scars that never heal. These are the realities of war. And this is what the neo-cons who profit from war never have to see up close and personal.

Instead, pro-war neo-cons sit in their comfortable, air-conditioned offices and send other husbands, other wives, other parents, other children, other people to incur the "scourge" of war. But the neo- cons who trumpet war, who promote war, and who finance war never actually experience war.

Y'know, if General Robert E. Lee were still around, he would have condemned Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and the whole lot of modern-day warmongers as being not Christian, or gentlemen, or even real men at all. Lee was horrified by war, and rightly so, "lest we should become too fond of it." But you gotta say one thing about Lee: he wasn't afraid to place himself in the same amount of danger as the men he commanded, for a cause that he did sincerely believe in.

So how about it, warmongers who wanted this mess in Iraq (and are now clamoring for Iran): if YOU believe in this fight so much, why don't YOU sign yourselves up, or YOUR sons and daughters, and go fight it yourselves?

You'll be "heroes", doncha know?