Americans and War: Why are we trying to fit a round peg in a square hole? Why don't we just admit Americans do not hate war. I suspect Americans love war. It's losing we hate. I think Gen. George Patton said that, or a reasonable facsimile thereof. It is why we keep electing presidents who take us to often unnecessary wars and it's why even Democrats do not want to say adamantly the Iraq war was a mistake, pull the troops out.
Democrats are in mortal fear of appearing unmanly or weak saying that we lost yet another war. The loss of Vietnam was about the most our country could bear. Now Being defeated by a bunch of Medieval fanatics in turbans is simply too much to endure. Let's face it, kicking the stuffing out of someone can be fun. Unfortunately, sometimes they kick back. The last just war, WWII, when America was on the side of the angels came to an end. Since then the US has been involved in futile unnecessary escapades all over the globe costing thousands if not millions of lives, billions of bucks and squandered our international prestige. Iraq is the worst venture yet. Bush's minions and the delusional neo-Cons have created a nightmarish quagmire of unprecedented proportions. Really, the Democrats do not have to say a thing, Bush, al are hanging themselves with their own ropes. All the Democrats have to do is stand around and watch!