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By will wells, December 27, 2008 at 8:10 pm Link to this comment
for councils to work, both parties have to respect the councils. and that is the problem, these crazy people do not follow authority and reason, that is what makes them crazy. and the UN has very little authority, all they do is blow steam. all they do is impose sanctions that they ignore because the UN has no power to enforce them. that is what happened with germany. they were told to not strengthen their army, the did. they were told not to show aggression, they did. after the invasion of austria the league of nations just told hitler to not take over any more countries, he did. you don’t offer any resistance and eventually you will fall.
By Mujtaba khan, December 24, 2008 at 12:13 pm Link to this comment
Why cant the US just stop fighting and get together instead pf wars? The same thing happened thrice if we can solve the problem before it gets messy we wont have wars anymore. Not only the Iraq war but world war 1 and world war 2. Not saying US is bad but also different countries like Germany from ww1-ww2 and Great Britain and all the countries that participated in at least one of the world wars. These countries could have gotten peace to mankind. Also many Terrorists many kinds from different countries and different religion. I am from India and I am very upset about hearing what is happening in India from the last couple days. Not only are the Terrorists filled with evil but are mad men. We use to be a peaceful world for the last century but know it’s only about global conquest. If we could settle it like if a child and a bully were in trouble they could settle it out by talking to each other or with a guidance teacher. So for conclusion I am saying instead of throwing large scale bombers,solders,and tanks we could settle it with a council. I say we should establish a council named the United Nations Security Council.
By ANON, December 9, 2007 at 1:57 pm Link to this comment
First war is started by terrorism/tyrants. US not only fights for its freedom but for the freedom of others. And the soldiers out on the front line signed up to do the job they do. They believe in giving their life for those that don’t have someone who will. Second, I understand that respect is something special and should be had. But with the amount of good men killed by terrorists/opposing side….how many funerals would the president have to attend to give respect to all who is due. He needs to run a country not be its friend. If you had a president you liked personally he would be a horrible leader. No one knows the boss of their company personally, but they don’t complain about them being more respectful, because they want to get payed and they have no idea how the boss does what he does. So why complain about someone who has the highest responsibility:public criticism ratio in the whole country. He not only has to deal with the serious issues at hand, but he also has to take the emotional burden that people lay upon him with their obnoxious opinions. Get over yourselves if you think you are owed something more than the next person.
By will wells, April 18, 2007 at 3:35 pm Link to this comment
don’t hear ya complaining about the casualties from WWII. duh there is a price for democracy, thats why we lost so many during the American Revolution.
By Robert Connelly, October 26, 2006 at 6:48 pm Link to this comment
I am currently living in Italy where they have respect for their fallen soldiers. The give them a funeral which the president of the country attends and it is show on all the news programs. As far as I can tell the war in Iraq is no more popular here than in the US but they at least respect the men and women who have died in this awful war.
Where is the outrage in America??
It is easy to comment on a blog. Where are the protests in the streets, who is writing the songs of protest, who is going to political rallies and demanding answers?
I hear none of this all I see is whining on blogs. Why?
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