Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bring the troops home from Iraq, now!

America no longer has the political war to stay engaged overseas in the war on terror. Hence it is time to bring the troops home and stop playing with their lives. What caused this outburst?

In The Dallas Morning News appeared an article titled, U.S. troops warned of subtle combat changes. Further into the article it read there has been a recent agreement between the Iraqi government and the United States (USA). In this agreement U.S. troops must obtain a warrant before searching a suspected terrorist residence and have an arrest warrant it arresting that terrorist. The U.S. military in essence will be responsible for enforcing some of the protections under the U.S. constitution on the battlefield.

That is pure stupidity. In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana, the military and police went door-to-door breaking into homes seeking and confiscating weapons. All this without the benefit of a warrant in clear violation of the U.S. constitution and the Posse Comitatus Act.

It is obvious the political leadership of the United States is no longer willing to execute this war on terror in a fashion to obtain victory while reducing American causalities. President Abraham Lincoln once said (paraphrasing here): In time of war in order to preserve a democracy, you have to suspend that democracy.

Civil War Union general William Techumseh Sherman once said, Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster. The general also said, War is hell.

Bring our American troops home, let the terrorist follow them here, and let American civilians fight that battle as civilians are not obligated to honor any laws requiring warrants. Plus Americans are rather well stocked in weapons to combat these terrorist while the government is operating in surrender mode.

1 comment:

Tom said...

terrorists? Do you have a new definition of "terrorist"? A terrorist is one who attacks civilians, NOT an invading army! The US attacked a country that had not attacked and had not threatened to attack the US. Bush committed a war crime. There was no legitimacy to attacking Iraq at all, it was a crime. Republican O'Neil revealed that the war was planned in the first weeks of the Bush administration. See video: Critical Facts Reporters Won't Report, Serious Issues which put our Lives at Risk