I saw a statistic somewhere that said that 68% of U.S. citizens are war weary. I am certainly one of them. Neither party seems to shy away from sending our kids and/or our dollars to fight in this or that conflict. After twelve years of constant war costing us thousands of our kids and $trillions I am war weary. Do we really need to be the policemen of the world even if it bankrupts us? Our war machine has cost us enough!
I was watching one of the cable news shows the other day where Lindsey Graham, who is a Republican senator from South Carolina say that we should send troops to aid in the Libyan uprising. He says they need our help and if Mr. Romney becomes president he will send the troops and the dollars to support them. But I also saw that many if not most of the rebels currently receiving arms from abroad are jihadists. So, would we be actually be arming and training our enemies in how to kill us? Aren’t the jihadists the ones who call the U.S. the “Evil Satan”and are vowed to take terror to our streets? Are we really so anxious to give out our weaponry that we don’t take the time to see just who we are arming?
It seems that the Republican party as a whole has never seen a war they didn’t like. I am war weary and pray that this march to war will end soon and sanity will return to our country. The Republicans are constantly harping about States rights. They want everything to be decided at the local, or at least state level, in this country. If that mentality is valid for States then why don’t they insist that all regional conflicts be settled at the regional level? Why do we need to go to literally the other side of the world to fight battles for them?
Yes the Libyans rebels need help but why don’t their neighbors help them instead of us? I am tired of having such a large part of my tax dollars go to making war instead of working for peace. I am war weary and pray that some sanity return to our leaders, both Republican and Democrat, in regard to risking our kids lives and putting us further in debt with every conflict that arises in the world.
I am just tired of it!!!!