Sometime in the year 2003, the then President of the United States, George Bush Jr. issued a warning to Saddam Hussain of Iraq. The United States were planning a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) inspection in Iraqi soil, and if Iraq does anything to stall the process even by a split second, the United States would invade Iraq.
If you read behind of the lines of this warning, this was a subtle way of saying that the United States was looking for any possible excuse to invade Iraq. But for what objection? Find and confiscate weapons of mass destruction? Or, more than likely, take control of Iraq’s oil wealth?
As a Canadian resident once said, The United States is a big bully. But at what cost? At the cost of thousands of young, precious and innocent lives who the US President would order to go fight and die in Iraq. But was the so called war against terrorism really won? And was the war in Iraq really a war against terrorism? A famous Hollywood movie once declared within its script that “invasions never work.” This movie was made before the American invasion of Iraq. Sadly, Mr. Bush obviously didn’t watch this movie, or he would have learned something for once in his life: invasions never work.
Why don’t invasions ever work? How can you win a war against a people who are waiting for you behind every door and through every bedroom window with guns and knives waiting and ready to take you down? And more so, especially when food and supplies need to come from so many thousands of miles to meet you? Moreover, how can you win a war against a people whose anger against you grows hotter by the day?
Mr. Bush managed to arrest and hang Saddam Hussain for his crimes against humanity. But what about the thousands of other Middle Eastern criminals roaming free. What about the thousands of beautiful American lives that were lost in that war? And what about the devastation that has now befallen the once rich and beautiful country of Iraq.
Today’s tip: Learn to walk way: all that glitters is not gold.