Politics of Death

September 8, 2006 at 10:47 am (Uncategorized)

  As the anniversary of September 11th approaches, I have been reflecting on the politics of war and death.  How many lives need to be sacrifed for the so-called war on terror ? How many soldiers and civilians need to die to make the world a safer place ?

   In Iraq the number of soldiers that have been killed is close to equating the number of people that died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. I find the approaching of the two numbers to be sort of ironic. In the grand scheme of politics, the deaths spread over time are easier to accept I think.

  However you look at it, the loss of life in Iraq is totally senseless, as no weapons of mass destruction were ever found and no link was ever shown between Iraq and Al Qaeda. In the end it is just a war for petrol and for control of the region. The US has placed a ridiculous number of soldiers in Iraq, close to one hundred and fifty thousand.

  All these ongoing wars and loss of life, do not add up, the situation is just absurd. I wonder would it not make more sense having these soldiers at home, protecting the country, as opposed to having them in foreign countries dying. Just some thoughts that I was having today as we approach the fifth anniversary of 9/11.

For an interesting antiwar site see below.

http://antiwar.com/

   

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