President Bush asked his mother, "What will I be? Will I be pretty? Will I be rich? Here's what she said, "Georgie...Que Sara, Sara, whatever will be, will be..."
So against all odds, it appears that there will be military action in Iraq, its a good thing that I am not a betting man, or all of my swampland in Nigeria would be in Tom Daschle's hands right now. I guess plans for my summer cottage can carry on as planned. President Bush's ultimatum speech was only fifteen minutes, but he managed to make sure he address his concern for the safety for the Iraqi oilfields, as he has made it no secret that he would prefer that no innocents get injured during this regime change. Interestingly if the US should somehow gain control of te Iraqi oil supply then in 500 million years all the civilian lives that were lost could potentially go to-wards future oil supplies. You really have to look not at the short term loss, but rather at the long term gain. And if I my just say if one looks at this crisis from a fatalist's perspective, in reality death is the ultimate freedom, so even the Iraqi innocents who die will gain freedom, albeit freedom from the burden of existence. And when you weigh this with the potential burgeoning affects this will have on the fragile and weak world economy this really is an opportunity not to be missed.
I do love satire, but honestly one must look sideways at those nations who most greatly speak against aggression. Truly are they the embodiment of all that is altruistic and humanitarian, hardly. The main names on the list all have substantial economic ties to the Iraqi nation that at the very least will be cast into uncertainty. And as we all know uncertainty is the first cause for the reduction of entrepreneurial investment. True this may be a bit jaded, but honestly, power in all its forms is the sustenance for governments. If they take in less and less the state will weaken. Do not at the ear tickling reasons for the motivation for any governmental action. Look at all the possible ramifications for the betterment of the state, and you will be closer to your answer.
To say that the Bush administration is acting out of Godly need, or even for the protection of freedom, and the American way of life you are seeing a very narrow part of the motivational spectrum. 911 was not an attack against the american way of life. If the attacks would have went unavenged the American Dream would not have died, however, unavenged the attacks would have sent a message of inability or desire to act. Which would have neutralized the reputation for being an undeniable world power. You will constantly hear these themes. The threat of the use of force, this ultimatum and the war sure to follow is at its simplest an effective way of demonstrating american power in the world scene. While many are arguing whether or not the war should happen, no one is questioning the outcome. Believe it or not, the US will emerge victorious from this conflict, Iraq will loose. However, one must ask, how greatly is a bully's reputation improved, when he beats up a lower class-men? No matter the answer, this is an object lesson, make no mistake about that. Paint it with whatever colors you want, encapsulate it however you need to, to be able to swallow it, the bottom line is the actions about to commence in Iraq are being conducted (1) to eliminate a regime that has many lucrative natural resources coupled with a negative diplomatic relationship, and (2) to send a message around the globe that who ever stands in opposition to the US and there political objectives have the distinct possibility to be destroyed, and swept away for a more favorable regime, no matter what the UN or any individual nation has to say.
"The future is ours to see, Que Sara, Sara"