I Almost Agree, But...
This article is proof that being a genius doesn't mean you can't say stupid shit.
I was nodding my head in agreement right up to this line:
Bring them home from Germany, from South Korea and Italy. Bring them home from Kosovo, from Afghanistan and Kuwait, from Turkey, Spain, Iceland and Belgium. Bring them home from Panama, Portugal and Japan. Most of all, bring them home from Iraq. Now.
And then the coup de grace:
Our matchless soldiers have won the war – they cannot win the peace.
What unadulterated twaddle. This is a classic example of talking to hear your brains rattle. Maybe Vox was working under a deadline.
Folks, there is no peace...peace is merely the intervals between wars. Until Jesus comes, we will be a planet in turmoil, just waiting for the next fire to flare up. This makes Vox's statement all the more painful, he being a self-professed Christian.
And those countries he mentions that we should 'bring our troops home' from? How many of our troops gave their lives so we could take that real estate in the first place? What future peril will fill the vacuum left by our departure, that a new generation of Americans will have to go and fight and die for again?
And, hey, let's get practical...how many Mexicans would lose their jobs when the flood of released soldiers enters the US job market?
Like it or not, most people today entered military service to garner employment, and maybe have a little adventure.
Let's give them some.