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The Quickest Way of Ending a War

December 2nd, 2005 by Laura Moncur in News
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
George Orwell, Polemic, May 1946, “Second Thoughts on James Burnham”

Would I care if we lost the “War on Terror”? Would I be ashamed that we turned tail and ran away? If there was a way to get all of our military forces out of Iraq and Afghanistan, would I vote yes? If I was in charge, what would I do?

I’d get our troops out of there. Would I care if we lost? Nope. Would I be ashamed? Not any more than I already am for going into there in the first place. I’m certain as nails that I would pack up our people and get them out of there. You want to know why?

There are so many that we have already lost just on the first page of this list of casualties that I want the ones that have survived to come home right now. I don’t care if the rest of the world thinks we lost or that the terrorists won. I just want the soldiers that have survived to come home.

2 Responses to “The Quickest Way of Ending a War”

  1. sigsfried Says:

    You do realise that an immediate withdrawl would cause a civil war in Iraq killing far more people than have been killed so far. Admittedly they wouldn’t be US soldiers though.

  2. Stan II Says:

    This would be interesting if the questions were correctly asked/. “Should” you care if the war was lost? Absolutely. People are sacraficing their lives for this cause. You should care. “Should” I be ashamed that we turned tail and ran away? Why wouldn’t you be ashamed to abandon those you promised to help? This war is just and necessary.

    When the Terrorist first attacked us I was frozen with the thought, “My G-d, how do we fight a people that hide behind their women and sacrafice their children?” Our response has been perfect. We pick a place and fight them there. We cause them to scurry to that location like ants after a mound has been disturbed. We cause them to come to us at the location of our choice. Any other response, like hiding behind a false wall of security, will only encourage them to come to us at a location of their choice (e.g., the Twin Towers).

    Should you be ashamed to abandon this cause? Oh yes, indeed you should.

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