The Miami Herald’s report about the devastating attacks in Iraq on the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion proves that you can’t force democracy on tribal forces and that we didn’t have a clue about the people we were trying to change.
Why? Where were all those think tanks and geniuses in 2003 to advise that we were going to wreak chaos not only in Iraq but also in the entire region?
But now come the comments from politicians and generals that the loss of 4,500 American lives, 100,000 Iraqis, plus 30,000 other casualties was worth the effort. Are they serious? Spilling all that blood, in addition to spending $2 trillion was worth placating President Bush’s ego and feeding Vice President Cheney’s arrogance? Really?
I propose an ordinance that whenever any member of Congress, executive or military genius sends us to war their children and family must be on the front lines. Only then will we get a fair assessment of how worth is evaluated.
Mike Melnick, North Miami Beach