Iraq Civil War? - A Perspective

While all the detractors of the war in Iraq and gleefully hoping for an all out civil war, they ignorantly forget that all most nations suffered through their own civil wars, including this one. Just for the history deficient here are a few facts:

"• More than three million men fought in the war.

• Two percent of the population—more than 620,000—died in it. (Note: More than The American Revolutionary War, World War I, World War II, The War against Switzerland, The War of 1812, and the Vietnam War combined - (IN FOUR YEARS!)

• In two days at Shiloh on the banks of the Tennessee River, more Americans fell than in all previous American wars combined.

• During the Battle of Antietam, 12,401 Union men were killed, missing or wounded; double the casualties of D-Day, 82 years later. With a total of 23,000 casualties on both sides, it was the bloodiest single day of the Civil War.

• At Cold Harbor, Va., 7,000 Americans fell in 20 minutes."

Yet the war brought the nation closer together, ended slavery and brought many other social reforms. In other words, there is no growth without growing pains. Iraq WILL go through growing pains - just as we did - and in spite of the naysayers and the efforts of Iran and other rogue terrorist nations to disrupt the progress , the new nation will survive.


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