Michael Moore hecame wealthy by telling the unadorned truth.
And this is shocking, because we have not heard the truth. It’s new to us.
To realize that the government is basically controlled by less than 1% of the population. To realize that they do cynical things for their own profit.
The companies that own the media and have long promoted the idea that the government should not be involved in helping people, immediately had the government bail them out when they needed money.
For all of their wealth, those who make the decisions often make bad decisions, such as the timing of the war in Iraq.
I don’t know why Bush went into Iraq, really, it’s anyone’s guess.
But it was a mistake, a classic mistake, becoming overextended by having too many fronts.
This is elementary.
No doubt Saddam deserved to die.
The brutal humiliation and hanging was not excessive when compared to his crimes.
At the time, I agreed with those who said, about Iraq, “Go in, get Saddam, and get out.”
But we broke it, we’ve got to fix it.
Bush policies broke it, and Obama has to fix it.
Let’s cut thorugh the flowery language and face what we have to do, to safeguard the Iraqi cilvilians, mainly the women and children, who are most vulnerable to the brutality of the various militant criminals.
We need no other reason to be there than that we are protecting innocent people from brutal criminals.
We have to make Iraq a client state.
We run it, for their benefit, but we don’t allow oppression of women or children or brainwashing or any of the other activities for which the militant criminals are justifiably famous.
If we can have a generation or two of education and less exposure to the evil side of Islamic indocrination, they may actually be able to run their own country, with us as staunch allies for as long as needed.
But we can’t leave now.
Even though I want to, and you want to.
The way they will oppress innocent people who just yearn for a normal life, and most particularly women and children, if we leave without putting in place a structure that will protect universally recognized human rights, would be brutal and murderous.
In Iran, right now, clerics are having women raped and executed.
In Afghanistan the Taliban orders women to be covered head to foot, with only a thick guaze peephole to see out of.
In Gaza women are being forced into the dark ages, more and more enforced “dress codes”.
I won’t go into all of it here.
The Sharia way is well known, or should be.
Some will say, it’s not our fight.
Of course it is.
We should have dealt with Afghanistan first but now that we are in Iraq it would be immoral to just walk away.
That’s why we are still there.
I think it is an encouraging sign that President Obama isn’t just pulling out and leaving the people to fend for themselves.
It shows that he is going to do what he believes is right, even if it is not politically expedient.