I am not willing to allow my disllike of GW to blind me to what I believe we have to do in order to make things ultimately more secure in this country. Note I said ultimately. It may get worse before it gets better, but I believe we will prevail.
Hi RNCountry -
I do appreciate your thoughts.
There's not doubt that S. H. . . . and his sons. . . are dreadful people. S. H. and "leaders" like him should not be tolerated.
I just can't get it out of my head that this problem should be settled by the world. I know that the United Nations is an imperfect system. Our own government isn't perfect. I can't think of a system that is without flaws. There isn't any. There isn't any because. . . we're human.
Now I'm talking from my own philosophical point of view. As wierd as it might be, it is how I view the world. . . and I now that my view is rittled with imperfection.
Despite man's nature to make mistakes. . . sometime really f**king big mistakes. . . . I also believe in man's ability to learn and grow if he/she so chooses. I apply this reasoning to the United Nations. I don't deny that it isn't somewhat warped. But in my own head, it kind of make sense.
The United Nations has made some blunderous mistakes in the past. . . I'm actually taking that for granted because I am a poor historian. But to the best of my knowledge, the United Nations was set up to help problem solve world issues. I guess I view the United Nations as a natural progression in the evolution of human development. Not that the United Nation will become THE world government. No. But, rather, the governments of the world, through the United Nations, will learn to work together and develop a process that will help eliminate people like S. H., hunger, poverty, as well as help developing nations grow and prosper. It only makes sense to me. . . the world is growing smaller and smaller.
I guess I'm trying to look at the "Big Picture" . . . whatever that may be.
I'm not saying that the United Nations isn't without fault. Probably, in terms a development, it's in the "baby stages" of growth with lots of room for maturation. But, right now, it is a vehicle, recognized by almost every country of this small planet, that can be used to at least attempt to solve pressing problems.
Yep. The United Nations needs to be held accountable for setting and making sure dead-lines are met. But I don't share the same sense of urgency that many of the "pro-first-strikers" seem to have with S. H. I guess I look at him more like a poisonous rattle-snake. He can cause damage. He can even kill a few people. And he has!!! More than a few people!!! But the damage he can do to the world at large is minimal. . . now.
Now, Do I trust GWB to do the job? He will . . . do the job. I'm sure of that. I just don't trust GWB. Not one bit.
I am resigned to the fact that our country will probably take that first strike against Iraq. There is a part of me that wants to see S. H. dead. He's an awful man. I do think most of the world agrees with the perception. But at the same time I feel a bit like our country sold its soul to the devil. (No, I don't actually believe in the devil!) At the very least, if/when we go to war. . . and do so in a unilateral manner. . . we would have turned our back to the world. That I find. . . . well. . . my blood pressure is about 200/100 now. . . . not good.
I've said my opinion. Again. Too many times, I'm sure. Now I feel like I'm talking in circles. . . being too redundant. . . very repetative, very repetative, very repetative, very repetative. . . . This isn't really good for me or any sorry person who reads my posts.
My apologies. . . .
So . . . . I'm going to sit back, take a deep breath and. . . live. . .
Peace to you, RNCountry. Peace to all of us.
Ted. . .