Whooo another post “Get Your Skates On” entry!
Plus this gets rid of last weeks GYSO entry about “THE MINGER!”
Pre warning, this post is going to be political so if you don’t care about the current state of the nation/international world you might not care to read on:
OK so we are at war, at least we will be by the time that most people read this, firstly I would like to point out that in my opinion this is a seriously sticky issue, I am defiantly not pro Sadam, he is an evil dictator who has brutally tortured his people. But on the other had what is this war about, the politicians have been making the case for war on Iraq based on a danger from weapons of mass destruction yet the UN weapons inspectors have failed to find any evidence that they exist, while I agree that they have not really exhausted the possibility that they do exist, surely you cannot claim to go ahead and attack without proof. Secondly why Iraq, why wasn’t North Korea or Syria a target for international pressure as these countries are suspected of having nuclear weapons programmes of their own. Why wasn’t a United States move to break the Treaty on Missile Proliferation, with their “Son of Star Wars” program blocked by the UN? I have to say that I have suspicions about USA motives, after all they took over Afghanistan and installed an interim leader that used to work for a US oil company.
Why has America only opened up contract bidding for Iraq rebuilding to American companies? Surely the best way to rebuild the country is to give the contracts to Iraqi companies and stimulate the economy, but oh no the USA economy is in recession it needs a war to stimulate it.
While I say all this I have to admit that action is needed, but I have doubts over whether military action will achieve any gains, after all even Winston Churchill has tried bombing Iraq:
On 19th February, 1920, before the start of the Arab uprising,
Churchill (then Secretary for War and Air) wrote to Sir Hugh Trenchard,
the pioneer of air warfare. Would it be possible for Trenchard to take
control of Iraq? This would entail “the provision of some kind of
asphyxiating bombs calculated to cause disablement of some kind but not
death…for use in preliminary operations against turbulent tribes.”
I don’t offer solutions and some may say that I wimp out by not offering them, but to me military action should be a LAST resort, not because of oil, (Bush has owned nearly 17 Oil companies in his time), not because of a conceived thread that has no proof, but because the WORLD says that it should be so!
In closing, how can the government blame France? Surly the role of a countries government is to represent it’s people?
Anyway enough of this non coherent rant!
Thought for the day:
If something’s worth doing just wait for someone else to come up with it first, it’ll save you half the bother! J