Your a good man then, I respect that choice, hate the war not the warrior.
I just wouldnt make the same choice, I would be a dodger most likely if I were eligible, but I dont think I am
You're actually right, we are stealing their oil.
The key benchmark the US has imposed on the Iraqi government is Iraqi oil privatization and that it is open to foreign investors. They haven't done it yet. We are still there pressuring them to do so.
I would defend the homeland if it was attacked by an enemy nation.
But that is not the scenario we are facing.
I would not stand around like a retard and get sent into another Vietnam or Iraq, or get sent of fighting premptive wars against "possible" "threats".
$100 oil just makes the profits higher for the people that are doing the stealing. They don't discriminate. They steal from the American people too.
(Note that the Iraqis have not yet surrendered their oil to transnational corporations, but that is not due to lack of effort on our part.)
"we dont even get that much from the middle east, south america my friends!!"
If you want to put it in those terms you're more than welcome to be the brainwashed ignorant motherfucker who does whatever someone tells them to do regardless of your personal beliefs.
There is nothing more American than standing up against a government you doesn’t believe in. There is nothing more American than having your own beliefs and living by them. If a draft is instituted, what other option do citizens have if they don't believe their country should continue to imperialize the rest of the world for the personal gain of the rich few who run and play ball with the government?
Maybe you've been blinded and haven't noticed the disappearance of so many freedoms in the past few years. Maybe you can't see how terrible a state our education, healthcare, and economy is in. America gets mocked by the rest of the world and it doesn’t matter how many bombs we have, we won't regain the world’s confidence without regaining some moral high horse.
Things have been all down hill for us since we dropped the bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, can you name a war that we've won since WWII?
- Iraq (1)
- Iraq (2)
Not to mention the ill effects of all the proxy wars we've had; Central America, Afghanistan, Africa and the Middle East. In the words of Stephen Lendman "We tread lightly nowhere, and these conflicts left hundreds of thousands dead and immiserated in the name of democracy, humanitarian intervention, and the benefits of western civilization by our method of choice - gun barrels blazing."
We've left 1.2 million Iraqis dead from THIS time around, not to mention the 1.5 million since 1990 and the gulf war. I'm sure you've wrapped your head around nearly 3 million dead bodies all in the name of AMERICA.
Enjoy your self Cowboy; go get a few chalk marks up of your own on the already absurdly large number of American-killed.
As for the rest of us, we've got to clean up our act and figure out how to mature our nation-- these problems have been made for us by our parents, and grandparents (though I love them both dearly) it's going to be our job to clean it all up.