BUT I must speak out against the dying and killing.
...And I agree with you, APL. I HATE the killing, It's all so unnecessary except for the extremism of the Taliban. That organization cannot be allowed to overrun the Middle East like it would like to do. Indeed, I see the Taliban as a threat to all civilization. I see it as being as dangerous as Nazism. The Taliban take religious extremism to echolons we can hardly imagine.
Obama has so much on his plate...and I cannot fault him with the way he's doing things right now. I believe he will try to stop both wars, as I said before, but he can't do either one just yet.
But should we also ask ourselves just what role the constant slaughter of these people over the century's has played in the very acceptance of this extremism?
Will more killing reduce this extremism or further fuel it?
How many are we willing to kill in order to "prevent" this extremism?
And last but not least, what gives us the right of moral authority? When one looks at the history of this nation we can not ignore that it is drenched in the blood of hundreds of millions. All because we have felt it was morally justified.
Another thing. How can we maintain our supposed moral justification in regards to our actions in the middle east while at the same time either supporting or ignoring the slaughter of say Rwanda? How can we claim moral justification while at the same time supporting some of the most brutal regimes on the planet?
Of course, these are just questions I ask myself. I have come to understand that we will all continue to see what we want to see, believe what we want to believe, and continue down this same path as long as we do.
The Matrix is real and all that we see is an illusion created by the masters.