Backlash


Today I had to subscribe to TidBITS a Macintosh newsletter I’ve subscribed to off and on for as long as I’ve owned a Mac. Which is a long time, considering it has been my livelihood for 12 years. The editor spent a third of this weeks issue tell us how he was angry and sad about the war in Iraqi.

I’m just getting tired of the anti-war, anti-Bush rhetoric from the left. All of the reasons people give don’t hold water with me, while they never want to address the problem of Hussan’s defiance of the UN for the last 10 years. Now we are rushing to war.

On a related note, here’s a blog listing all of the UN resolutions against Iraq over the last 12 years

There are lots of problems in the world, but the ones most dangerous to the US are coming out of the Middle East. One was obvious Afghanistan, though they didn’t have the weapons Iraq has and the people we knew were the terrorist we not the government. But we went in and freed the people of that country and changed an unjust and oppressive government. Just like we are going to do in Iraq.

Some would say we shouldn’t because we supported Iraq once many years ago and that in someway makes us responsible to Hussan’s behavior ever since. Does anyone remember why we supported Iraq? Because they were attacking a country that had taken our diplomats hostage and kept them for over a year, while the US did nothing. Then days before a new “pro-war”, ie. tough, determine and willing to do what it took, president was sworn in, they let them go. They understood the threat of a determine US.

Any way there are lots of reasons for (2) this war and they have been delineated all over the web. I don’t need to spend a lot of time on it.

As this blog is more personal than that, the point of this post is I’m tired of listening to people on left talk about how they represent me and the people I know. It just isn’t true. I work in a small company in Houston and all of the people here are “pro-war”. We all think it is a good idea to stop Hussan no matter what France or Germany say. This weekend there will be a Rally For America (2) here in Houston. Normally I wouldn’t go, but my feelings of backlash