Murray X Moose in zbrush. If you’re not familiar with the great Murray X Moose, shame on you. He’s an old friend.
Okay, so I did this speech last week in class that I still can’t seem to get past. I did my speech on Iraq and was in the position of defending it. Its not easy to defend a war, but war is sometimes the least bad option. Unless your a pacifist and you think its never right to pull out the guns, its just a matter of when the best time to do that is. I’m not a pacifist and I tend to agree with George Orwell that the pacifist position is objectively pro fascist. A second conflict with Iraq was inevitable. The reason being that we didn’t sufficiently deal with Saddam in the first gulf war.
Think about it like this. Why does the Nazi party not exist anymore, but the Kim regime in North Korea is still running strong? The United States went to war with both Germany and Korea. Well, we reduced Berlin to rubble. When faced with evil, you must absolutely destroy it from stem to stern. Like a cancer it’ll just grow right back if you don’t remove it. This is something we never accomplished in the Korean war. Legally speaking we are still at war with North Korea to this day. Their was never a victory their was just a cease fire. The US has around 25,000 troops in South Korea just waiting for things to explode. We didn’t do what needed to be done. The annihilation of the North Korean regime is the only thing one can do if they want their to be peace.
I realize using force to promote democracy and encourage liberty is counter intuitive. The Gandhi or MLK approach of non-violent resistance works in western nations (or India, colonized by a western nation) it wouldn’t work with guys like Saddam or Hitler or Kim Jong Il. Those kind of guys would not hesitate to just murder everyone that opposes them. So, if the goal is freedom or democracy and a psychopath with nuclear or chemical weapons stand in the way of that, their is only one solution. Kill them. Their is no nice way to do it. I also realize that war leads to a lot of money being spent, US soliders being killed, foreign civilians being killed, etc. The truth is their is no way to get around this. The army is a broad sword not a scalpel. Far fewer civilians were killed in collateral damage from US strikes than were killed intentionally by foreign dictators. I realize this is no consolation to anyone who has lost a loved one.
I’ll leave it their for now. I’ll do a second part in which I’ll cover other hot button issues with war including:
Where were Saddam’s nukes?
Why not other countries run by dictators?
What role does oil play?
What role do arms dealers play?
Why is America in the role of global peacekeeper?