I have to admit, I did get a little angry.
I'm reposting my response to that post here because it's worthy enough in an of itself as an entry. It's how I truly feel. This entry also includes very graphic photos... not the ones most the media aired. I'm posting them so you can see EXACTLY what happened in Fallujah. THESE are pictures of HAPPY IRAQIS. THESE are pictures when you have a total failure as commander and chief of the US.
What is the point in any of us addressing it? It won't matter. We'll still be told how "The War In Iraq" was a good thing. "The Happy Iraqis", etc, etc, etc...
I'll repost my comments from BHW's post here because I think it sums it up very clearly:
It goes back to this:
There are a lot of actual Iraqis in Iraq.
There are a lot of guns in Iraq.
When are the "Iraqis in general" with guns going to turn on the "specific elements within Iraq " which are behaving like uncivilized shits and keep blowing the Americans who are trying to help the "Iraqis in general"? Really, where are the mass walks and demonstrations of Iraqis who are FOR the US?? Hmmm?
They're cowards? Fear of retaliation? Then if you cannot fight for YOUR OWN FREEDOM, you do not deserve it. Period.
American Troops should not be used to fight someone else's war... be it the president's or the Iraqis. I know some people will roll their eyes at me saying what I always say but that doesn't make it any less true:
Where was the US in all the other counties that had "problems" and tyrants before now? Nigeria? Etreia? Rwanda? North Korea? Cuba? Guatemala? ETC... ETC... Why are the Iraqis any more "special"? At least in the other countries I named, save for Cuba and North Korea, you had the people fighting their own wars. What the HELL has Iraq done?
So what am I going to say when our boys and girls, both civilian and military get shot, burned up, and mutilated? We're doing this for the deserving happy Iraqis because you know in the long run, the US will be oh so much better off.