A Brief Thought
As I was listening to Arianna Huffington on "Left, Right and Center" (a great radio show, by the way), I was struck by the dichotomy that is the liberal position on Iraq. Huffington wants immediate withdrawl from Iraq. She also continually preaches about helping poor people at home and abroad. Whether or not you agree with going to war initially, pulling out now would lead to a massive Iraqi Civil War. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, would die in the chaos. The left is willing to sacrifice these people, and sacrifice Iraq's chance at building a stable democracy, because of 2,000 American deaths. Forget for a moment that 2,000 deaths in a large-scale war of this nature is ridiculously low by any historical measurement (in fact, it's completely unprecidented). How can the left, the people that are supposed to care about the poor and unfortunate of the earth, so easily abandon people clearly in need? Their position is completely heartless and would lead to needless death and suffering.