An Ugly Thing
It is most disappointing when politicians use their political agenda's to dictate how they react to certain situations regarding military engagements.
An Ugly Thing
So where are all the intelligent people now? Where are all those who know better and remember what transpired in order to get us to this stage of the game? Several years ago, during the Bush administration, the United States of America went to war against the military dictatorship of Iraq. This war was intended to stop Saddam Hussein from preparing and using weapons of mass destruction. Even though no such weapons were ever found, (due to poor intelligence) we were already into the confrontation, one which could have possibly been avoided if Saddam Hussein had allowed the UN peacekeepers to do their jobs and avoid much of the rest of the world to look at him suspiciously.
In the book of Ezekiel we read, "Therefore this is what God, the Master, says: 'The corpses that you've piled in the streets are the meat and this city is the soup pot, and you're not even in the pot! I'm throwing you out! You fear war, but war is what you're going to get. I'm bringing war against you. I'm throwing you out of this city, giving you over to foreigners, and punishing you good. You'll be killed in battle. I'll carry out judgment on you at the borders of Israel. Then you'll realize that I am God. This city will not be your soup pot and you won't be the choice pieces of meat in it either. Hardly. I will carry out judgment on you at the borders of Israel and you'll realize that I am God, for you haven't followed my statutes and ordinances. Instead of following my ways, you've sunk to the level of the laws of the nations around you.'"
War is an ugly thing and regardless of your opinion of it as a country when we go to war, we should always stand by our initial commitment to complete the original intention. It is most disappointing when politicians use their political agenda's to dictate how they react to certain situations regarding military engagements. It is even worse when the powers that be, find themselves on different sides of the fence and then take credit for something that they were initially against in the first place.