Personal beliefs on the war aside, I have to wonder at the methods of the insurgents in Iraq.
I was listening to NPR this morning on my way to work, and there was a report regarding the resistance and the difficulties they are creating for the reconstruction effort. New schools and hospitals and water treatment plants routinely face the threat of attack and destruction by the insurgents.
While I understand that the insurgents hate Americans and their presence in Iraq, why are they targeting public services that are meant to benefit the Iraqi people themselves?
I do not advocate their actions, but it would seem that if they wanted to target Americans, they would choose military targets that would affect Americans directly, rather than hospitals and schools.
(Again, I do not advocate violence and I do not want to see anyone being attacked, regardless of nationality.)
I don't agree with our presence in Iraq, but I do feel that now that we're there, we have to stabilize things before we withdraw, and that includes improving the quality of life for the Iraqi people by rebuilding as much as is reasonably possible.
We see the world as "we" are, not as "it" is; because it is the "I" behind the "eye" that does the seeing.