I’m sorry about yet another long pause between updates. See the excuses below; they’re still valid. But I’m still into this blogging thing, if not moreso. I have some views about the coming war in Iraq that I would like to air. I feel the way many do; that this war is completely unjustified.
Hey, I’m not saying we shouldn’t take out Saddam – we should. But is a full-scale land invasion really necessary? I think not. I would very much like to see his people free of his ruthless tyranny. However, I was not born yesterday, and I don’t believe that Bush really has the concerns of the Iraqi people as his first priority. He’s clearly after oil and regional influence. The Saudis have proven to be unreliable and they aren’t pumping oil like some would like. The Bush team wanted to go into Iraq back in 1997, and the 9/11 tragedy provided them with the perfect cover.
And that’s another thing. I haven’t seen any conclusive proof of any ties between Al Queda and Saddam’s crew. I mean, yes, they have lots of things in common; they’re from the Mid-East and they hate America, but that’s where the similarities end. You have to understand – Saddam is a secular leader. He has started invoking Allah only recently, as he got desperate during the First Gulf War. He’s fooling no one in the Islamic world; they all know he is a secular socialist tyrant. Religion – the last refuge of a scoundrel. Osama, on the other hand, is a zealot. He has no use for secular Arab leaders. He only likes theocracies like the Taliban’s Afghanistan. Iran would be another example, but I believe they are Shi’ite Muslims, as opposed to Sunnis like most Muslims. Anyway, if Osama and Saddam are bosom buddies, it’s only because we pushed them together by ostracizing the both of them. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, and all that.