Karson Fett wrote:
Sir, with all due respect, I am in high school and I have learned about genocide.
But the people of the country have been told what they need to do with there people. And they have not done anything noticeable. Too many of our troops have died over there, and most of them, when they died, left children without fathers, wives without husband (or vis versa), bothers and sisters without brothers or sisters, and newses and nephews without uncles or aunts. And I know that we'd be wiping out several families with a bomb but they already blow them selves up on their own.
I know that we should try to help as much as we can, but its time to chose, there country or ours.
And, frankly, we have done all we can do over there, and if we want to catch and kill Osoma Benloden so bad why don't just blow the place sky high and that be it.
Telling a country to do something isn't how you go about it. Imagine if another country told us to do something another way. Think about it.
Casualties are on both sides. We're also not losing civilians, but they are. In much greater numbers. Think about it.
Other than the sectarian civil war, saying "they already blow them selves up on their own" is just wrong. Such a sweeping generalization of a population. Think about it.
As for "why don't just blow the place sky high and that be it," take a look at the reasons why we're really there. Then look at the countries and our formal affiliations. Consider how the mission in 2001 is now in such a different direction than the mission today in 2008. Think about it.
After learning about genocide -- defined as a "deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group" -- you still think the U.S.A. should just nuke 'em, huh? Even if just one man and his network of cronnies, says popular opinion, were responsible? Wow... That's unfortunate.
As for the high school comment, my mistake. ("Their people," not "there people." "Visa versa," not "vis versa." "Brothers," not "bothers." "Nieces," not "newses." "Themselves," not "them selves." "Osama bin Laden," not "Osoma Benloden.")