Is this what we’re fighting for?

I heard a really sickening story on NPR the other day. Can’t get it out of my mind. It was about “honor killings” in Iraq, where, if a woman is raped, or even *suspected* of having been raped, the men in her family can murder her, with no repercussions. To maintain their “honor.”

Here’s a link to the story: Concern Grows over Iraqi ‘Honor Killings’.

Is this what we’re fighting for in Iraq? These people whose values are so alien from our own? What on Earth could have possessed Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Wolfowitz, Feith, et al, to think that starting a war there was a good idea?

No matter when we pull our troops out, I think it will end up as a civil war, with Iran helping the more conservative elements take control. For this, we sacrificed thousands of American and other troops, not to mention the tens of thousands of Iraqis who were killed or traumatized by what we have done to their country. It’s just disgusting, the entire thing.

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3 Responses to “Is this what we’re fighting for?”

  • Dubya says:

    Or we could have thousands killed by a dictator. LIBRALS ARE AFRAID OF DEMOCRACY?????

    I’m sure you won’t let this posting go up as many of my others.

  • KimL says:

    Thousands of Iraqis have been killed by the American military. Is that better?

    I’m not afraid of democracy. I’m afraid GWB doesn’t know what democracy is. If that’s true, there’s no way he can show another country how to do it.

    Did you see this? Don’t Learn Democracy From The US. A fictional story by Thomas Friedman nevertheless shows the hypocrisy of the current U.S. government.

    btw, I’d give a bit more credibility to what you say if you left your real name.


  • I know this is old news… but new to me. Unbelievable; yet so much news out there is astounding, frustrating, unbelievable. And so right: disgusting. And shameful. Depressing. Infuriating.

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