What I Believe...
Via one of my favorite progressive Idaho bloggers, I found my way to a post at "Operation Yellow Elephant", a snarky blog that seems to be claiming that you aren't allowed to support the war unless you or a close family member is or was in the military. I suppose they also believe you aren't allowed to support law enforcement unless you're a cop, but they never actually say that.
Anyway, the writer of that blog says that he's interested in my thoughts on the war. Since I don't feel like re-typing what I've already written, here's a bunch of links to posts I've written that kind of explain my position on why we're fighting and why it's the right thing to do:
Why We Fight
"The Enemy's Gate Is Down"
"You Make Me Wanna La-La"
Oh! The Humanity!
My God! We Dropped Bombs On People Who Were Shooting At Us!
Good Essays On Iraq
Are We Winning The War?
"The Cost Of Freedom"
Questioning One's Patriotism
We Didn't Invade Iraq To Pick Cherries
"Phased Withdrawal"... A New Plan?
Check Out This Comment
The Bush Corollary
Bush Uses "Packed Web Site" Strategy
I really don't expect anyone to read them all; they're here as much for my benefit if I want to find them later as for anything else. Just the thoughts of one recently retired submarine officer on the greatest question facing our society today...
Update 1953 23 April: The Operation Yellow Elephant guy gave me my own post! Head on over and join in the fun. It turns out that it's basically just a snarky website that says that young people shouldn't be allowed to support the war unless they're going to join the military. Ask them if they also believe that anyone who is concerned about the plight of the homeless should be required to take a homeless person into their own home and see how they respond...