HammRadio Today: 3/19/2007 -- <br>4 Years of the Iraq War...

The War is 4 years old. Historically speaking that's kind of a long war. America's involvement in World War 2 lasted under 4 years. Vietnam was much longer. Some might say this isn't really a war, it's an occupation. Others might argue that this is merely one battle in a larger war. But common sense tells you that boys are dying every day in someone else's Civil War. We've been through this before. Unfortunately, this Civil War wouldn't have happened without our involvement.

But President Opitimistic says that we should give him a blank check on the future of Iraq. Would you even let this guy go to Wal-Mart with a blank check? Every day, Bush adds another bullet point to the resume of Worst President Ever (and another nomination for A$$-Hole of the Week.)

People will call looking back at the failures of Gulf War Part 2: The Wrath of Dubya, call it Revisionist History. But it's amazing when you read WHAT went wrong, we heard all of these issues BEFORE we ever got started. And you get frustrated. But Bush calls for patience, in dealing with Iraq. You know who else asked for Patience? Emperor Palapatine to Darth Vader:

EMPEROR
Patience, my friend. In time he will seek you out. And when he does, 
you must bring him
before me. He has grown strong. Only together can we turn him to the 
dark side of the
Force.

We spend a lot of time here on HammRadio.com, ignoring the real problems of the world to make jokes about silly things or to link you to videos from Saturday Night Live. Maybe that helps us get through the day. But today, we're not going to ignore it. Bring our soliders home. We don't even know what the objectives are anymore? Bush told us that the Mission was Accomplished, yet is wasn't. We were told that Free Elections would be the first step into a brave new world, it wasn't. We were told that the Iraqis would embrace the freedom and a George Washington and a Thomas Jefferson would be born. Unfortunatley, those freedom fighters are forced to choose sides based on their religion: Sunni or Shia or Kurd. And our boys are stuck in the middle.

And if one more person claims that if we leave Iraq unstable, then the Terrorists have won. Well, my friends, they already have. Iraq wasn't a battleground for the War on Terror until we said it was. And when you read the stats of all the civilians who died in Iraq, ask yourself if you lived in Baghdad, if your mother or father was killed by an errant bomb. Or your neighbor was killed in Civil War crossfire. You ask yourself, who YOU would blame? If you don't think that would create more terrorists, than you are crazy.

Finally, ask yourself this question, are we MORE safe because of the war in Iraq? Are we LESS Safe? Or does the War in Iraq have no affect on your safety? I don't have an answer to this question. Maybe the next president does.

Okay, let's distract you from this horrible day, here are today's links:

HammLinks: Around The Web Today

Apple iTunes

My Daily Spot

I keep forgetting to put this new feature on the site as a blogroll somewhere. But I wanted to give you a peak into some of the links I check out daily/regulary. I call it "My Daily Spot".

Netflix, Inc.

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