Election Issues (11/06/06)

Okay, well this isn’t much of a series of logical conclusions. Well it is sort of. I base every one of my beliefs on logic and rational thinking. But right now, I just felt like chiming in my opinion on some election issues. First up:

Why I don’t think Democrats Will Take Congress

Oh I think they’ll gain a few seats. But it’ll be a far cry from controlling both houses. Why? Simply stated, they don’t have a message. Their main message: we’re not the Republicans. Wow, let me vote for them! Why they will gain a few seats? The people they’re running against. What’s their main message? We’re not the democrats. Well, with so many great options to choose from, I think I’ll sit at home instead. (For the record, I will be voting but I don’t think a lot of people will.

What must happen in Iraq

Let me be the first to state that I vehemently opposed invading Iraq when the war began. The problem is that that stance is now irrelevant. If we look at where we are now, there’s a completely different picture.

First of all, this is not a battle of ‘good’ vs. ‘evil.’ To us Americans, we’re the good guys and the terrorists are the bad guys. But to many people in Iraq, the terrorists are the good guys and the Americans are the bad guys. These people genuinely believe that killing people through suicide bombs are benefiting society. In order for it to stop, we have to make life over there good enough so that people aren’t motivated to do that. Sticking a gun in their face doesn’t help.

Second of all, and more importantly, we can’t leave now. I know that seeing soldiers die in Iraq is bad, and we want it to stop, but if we leave now, things would just get worse. Iraq would be immediately engulfed in civil war between the Sunnis and Shiites. Which is bad enough. But what’s worse? Other countries would take sides. Iran, which is largely Sunni, would aid the Sunni cause in Iraq, as would Syria and Saudi Arabia with the Shia cause. Not good.

So no, we can’t leave Iraq. But anyone who tells you that we can’t leave because it would be a victory for the terrorists is an idiot.

On the Issues

Why is it only Republicans who are outraged by certain issues? Where is the cry out in favor of gay marriage? Where is the cry out in favor of gun control? Where is the cry out to raise the minimum wage? Or fiscal responsibility? No one seems to care! Aren’t there any liberal interests that I can get behind? Where’s Michael Moore when you need him…