To say the Iraq War was not worth it is to say one American soldier died in vain. I refer to “soldier” as the representative of all branches of the “services.”
The war on terrorists was forced on us. It should have been an easy war to win, but politics, foreign and domestic, made it a war of hell.
World War II was the last war we fought to win, win at any cost. Korea was a “police action,” said American politicians. But politicians did not give their lives, only our soldiers died for this political war (yes, I said war) which was never to be won. It was not supposed to be won. Politicians stopped General McCarthur from winning. He was fired by politicians.
Vietnam is another political war, a war where politicians limited sites to be bombed, weapons to be used, cities that cannot be bombed and generals were held on a political leash. We were not there to win, but to sacrifice American lives and please the politicians.
Iraq and Afghan wars must now be won at all costs (not to American lives) but to fight to win with all weapons we have, to save American lives.
If the international community in the U.N. do not like the way we fight. Get some guts. Tell them off. We fight to win, fight to bring our troops home.
OPEC countries get richer on high oil prices while Americans die to keep them free, too.
To heck with OPEC. Remove troops from all OPEC. Let OPEC defend themselves and tell aggressors that to attack any “American facility” will lead to their annihilation. We have the weapons we will use them. We will take no prisoners. Civilian dead are a part of war. Political correctness is for wimps, cowards and enemies.
When we fight a war, we will fight to win at all cost to the enemy, foreign or domestic.