This is very odd. I tried to post this late last night and it caused my site to disappear for about 12 hours. I guess I could have included some words in here that got this post "flagged" or something. It happened fairly instantaneously, which leads me to think it may have been technical problems, instead. But it was kind of odd that the last time we had such as outage followed DoktorDee's Flight 93 post. (I've cleaned up the language a bit, maybe there's just a flag against offensive language. But here it is. I don't think it's anything too serious):
You know what bothers me so much about this current war in Iraq? As Country Joe and the Fish put is so eloquently over 35 years ago, "1-2-3-4 - What the hell are we fightin' for?"
I got to questioning my motives behind reading up on the Viking invasions of the Great Britain and Western France area during the Middle Ages (600-1000 AD). I was thinking, maybe I need a little violence. But no, that's not it. I have no desire to read about other wars, like the Civil War for example. Nor am I that interested in participating in the Iraq War.
Then, I got to thinking, what was the difference between these Viking wars and the Iraq war? And one answer came to mind - Plunder. Where's the plunder associated with today's war? Does it all go to Dick Chaney and his cronies? Is that really fair? Who wants to fight that kind of war? And these Iraquis, blowing themselves up for God? What's with that? What happened to gold and silver and land and women that you could take from your opponents and at least enjoy a little bit. This fighting for god and country - what a bunch of bull.