I know my writings will go out into cyberspace and will never influence Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or any power players in our government, but I will write anyway. The Iraq War did not accomplish what was planned. The mideast is in violent turmoil, and any small changes we set up in Iraq for what appears to be good will be wiped away by the waves of revolution throughout the mideast -- a revolution influenced by irrationality, domination and ignorance. Are there people in the mideast who only want peace and to live their lives in community? Yes, but the forces of violence and domination are greater -- the forces of good are not winning.
America always wants to help the underdog and to spread democracy, but we can't give people what they don't want, so the realists win as they say we have to protect our national interests. Our interests are better served by leaving the mideast and developing our own energy or by buying the energy wherever we can through free trade disconnected from politics. The mideast is a sucker's game and now that we've answeredd 9/11, we should leave the mideast to the mideast -- they have to work out their own problems.
We can build a totally superior, hi-tech defense system with the money we transfer from the bogholes of Afghanistan and Pakistan and Yemen and Libya, etc, so that any threat by al-Qaeda will be answered and dealt with. Once we've left the mideast and have made it clear that we won't tolerate any type of terrorist attack on our homeland or Israel, things will change quickly in the region. Turkey, Iran and Israel will have to work out their problems or face years of war that will be good for no one.
The neo-con hawks tell us that mideast countries like Iran and Syria are run by madmen, and they will do crazy things that rational Americans can't imagine, but the mideast has always been like this, and most of it is bluff to blackmail America into paying more and more money. We've paid enough to this region starting from the trouble we experienced shortly after the creation of America. This is not a new situation we have in the mideast -- it's an old situation that has to stop. It has to stop. We can't go on indefinitely spurred by some free-floating fear that terrorists are lurking at our windows. We must go forward with courage, open eyes, a superior defense and a growing dynamic economy. We can't exist in fear any longer without destroying the character of our nation and allowing the State to dominate with the promise of security. Let's move on. Please, let's move on.