Thursday, August 09, 2007

Y'know the thing is

I accept that America is an empire, and an unjust unrighteous one at that. However, what I can't get over is, as an empire, we really suck. We can't do anything right. Say what you will about the British Empire, but they oppressed people with efficiency.

We can't even do that without ridiculous numbers of our own people getting killed.

3 comments:

Jeff said...

Seems that we can't even do it WITH enormous numbers of people getting killed.

rich said...

You assume that the point is to *not* get a lot of people killed. IMO the real purpose of going into Iraq was to take a more direct role in the "lynchpin of the middle east", since Saddam was moving his oil money into Euros vs dollars. These crazies' goal is to create a civil war in Iraq, to destabilize the region and prevent the arab states from using the obvious power they wield over the world.

http://www.newamericancentury.org/statementofprinciples.htm
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~pdscott/iraq.html

lovelesscynic said...

Jeff, that's a good point.

Rich, I have heard that theory. It frightens me to think that it might be true.