I happened upon something yesterday that caused me to question my ability to evaluate people, and it took me until now to be able to even address it.
Does anybody know why we're so concerned about Iran when it was Osama and the boys from Saudi Arabia that killed 3000 people on our soil?
That, in essence, is what I chanced upon, and when I recovered from the shock, I scribbled something about Iran's sponsoring terrorism and its desire to acquire nuclear weapons – likely for the express purpose of destroying Israel, but I couldn't even get that last part out before I had to go to my quiet place and scream.
Why I should have to answer any of this is incredible to me, but because I've been fond of the writer, I can't get his disconnect out of my mind. What has Osama got to do with Saudi Arabia? Was he saying that nineteen of the hijackers were agents of the Saudi government?
And what if the writer himself had engineered and carried out a similar plan with some of his friends, should we then attack – let me just take any random country – let's say, Malaysia?
The original point of his blog entry was to point out that an American General had said that while Iranian markings had been found on weapons in Afghanistan, that, in itself, is not evidence that Iran is directly supplying either weapons or training.
To that I ask, "Yeah, so?"
Let's say that we found "Made in Malaysia," on and RPG launcher, should we assume that country had no involvement, or should we tell them that regardless of how the launcher got there, we'd better not find another?
Unless my friend was in some way trying to imply that we're not the good guys?
Because if we are, then it doesn't matter in what order we hold governments accountable, what matters is that we're trying to bring order to a primitive world in the hope that a free people will behave more responsibly and benefit economically.
Would you prefer the Taliban? Would you prefer that Hussein was still in power.?
How about Ahmadinejad? It's he just misunderstood?
Sometimes when you write with your heart, it's ugly, but it shows the true you. On rare occasions, your mind is able to tell your heart it's wrong and overrule it. If your environment or ideology won't let you see clearly, is your duty to reason or circumstances?