For over a decade, America has been on a mission to bring peace and democracy to the Middle East. Our moral quest has taken us on a journey through Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and most recently Syria, as we continue to liberate the Middle East from tyrancial rule, one country at a time. Isolationists and islamaphobic nationalists frequently disparage our efforts, claiming that these overseas expeditions are ‘costly’ and ‘unjust’. But the majority of Americans and leaders on both sides of congress, agree that it is a cause worth fighting for.
It all started after the 9/11 attacks, which after a thorough investigation, were linked to Bin Laden in Afghanistan, and Saddam Hussein in Iraq. At the same time, our military intelligence discovered strong evidence that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, which could be used attack America within a matter of hours. America had no choice but to promptly engage these countries with swift kinetic military action. Over time, the immediate objectives of capturing these terrorists developed into a broader goal of bringing peace, stability and democracy to the region as a whole. The rationale for this shift in objectives was both practical and moral. On the one hand, an unstable Middle a East posed a threat to the free world, and most notably to our greatest ally, Israel. But more importantly, we as a country could no longer stand by and watch the people of that region continue to suffer under the rule of despotic dictators, and we knew that we had a moral duty to do something.
After liberating Iraq and Afghanistan, we turned our attention to Libya, where there was a growing uprising against Gaddafi’s human rights abuses. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promptly put an end to this by funding rebel groups, who succesfully removed Gaddafi from power and instituted a new government. We now face a similar crisis in Syria, which is suffering at the hands of Assad, who also has an atrocious human rights record. Now Russia stands in the way of liberating Syria, but no matter what they do, we will refuse to back down.
As the saying goes, all it takes for evil to thrive is for good people to do nothing. If we do not step up to the plate and free these countries from despotic rule, then evil will continue to grow stronger, and the people of the Middle East will continue to suffer. So it is for the future of humanity and the advancement of good over evil, that we continue our quest to stabilize the Middle East. And if this means nuclear war with Russia, then this is a price we are willing to pay for a free and peaceful world. Because if we can save just one Syrian child, then the entire mission has been worth it, no matter what the consequences.