What's all this about the U.S. not being the world police?
Read the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine and then tell me we arn't the world police.
A better example for that would be, if someone in (let's say) England, goes out and kills someone, does a police officer from Canada go out and arrest or shoot the person? No, of course not, because it is out of their jurisdiction. Just as how one country should not attack another for how it treats its civilians. That's poor reasoning for going to war, because then you can justify ANY invasion for whatever reasons.Quote:
So if I go out and kill a bunch of people, then a cop stops me and says "halt" I choose to run instead and he shoots at me. I shoot back at him and kill him, is that self defense? Just an example.
Now I'm not saying that I agree with treating citizens poorly, but if that happens in a country, then the issue is solely that of the country, unless you get U.N. backing. If it's about protecting people, why hasn't the US gone into Darfur, a region which has been brought to international attention time and time again? Because there's no political or economic reasons to...
I fully support the troops in Iraq, and I hope you and everyone else remains absolutely safe, but I do not agree with the Iraq invasion because there was poor reasoning for it, which the U.N did not accept, and the information that was used has turned up completely false. Which is why the only reason being touted now for the war is to 'bring peace and freedom' to Iraq civilians....but it's only opened up a civil war.
In my opinion it's just stupidity and for addiction of resources. I mean, why bother sending in more troops? Everyday Bush sends out a war in another nameless country, bombing them to stone ages only to find out that there are no terrorist weapons there.
Secondly: as I mentioned before, it's a system of lies. We wouldn't help all those other countries who are under a similar regime. The USA don't attack North Korea, nor are the warlords of Africa being suppressed.
But Iraq is being 'liberated'? I don't believe that.