Wanna hear what gets me fired up? Compare abortion with the war in Iraq, and tell me that Obama is going to bring troops home. That will get me fired up.
Current causalities in Iraq since 3/2003= 4191
Current abortion rates in USA = approx 3700 per day
I know the Iraq numbers do not include Iraqis killed (terrorist nor innocent) and it doesn't include the rate of suicides when the soldiers return home. Even if you included those numbers, I'm quite sure that you wouldn't come anywhere near 3700 PER DAY.
First of all, I know that Obama likes to play this magician act where he makes sure that your eyes are focused over here so that you aren't paying attention over there, but seriously, he's not saying he's bringing anyone home. Yep, he says he's going to pull them out of Iraq, but he says he's sending them to Afghanistan. That's not bringing them home.
Then, let's talk about life. You say "hey, they can't be pro-life if they support the war." Really? Are you sure? Seriously! I think just the absolute opposite. We could sit on our fancies and not do a damn thing, while they bring that hatred here - on our soil - let's have 9/11 over and over and over again. In our town square. You think it's ok that Saddam Hussein fried fellow Iraqis? I watched parts of a documentary last week, probably on the History Channel, that talked in depth about what he was doing over there. He was testing on them. He was testing his chemical warfare. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it didn't. When it worked the way they wanted it to, it left entire villages of people dead or severely burned. He didn't intend to only use those same chemicals on his fellow Iraqis.
So, you're telling me that because it's over there, we should ignore it and save ourselves. That argument doesn't hold up - even if you stretched it.
Now, you could argue - what about Darfur? Yeah, I can argue that too! Darfur wouldn't politically advance us, so we don't meddle too much. Shame on us! Seriously, I mean that! But that is not to disqualify the life of Iraqis.
And, soldiers are trained to avoid the innocent. In fact, many have died erring on the side of caution, but that is what they are trained to do. They are not trained to find the innocent and suck them out of their mother's womb.
How do you compare 3700 deaths per day to 4191 deaths in more than 5 years? That doesn't even mention the lives that have been saved by those men fighting over there so that you are safe.
Don't compare my husband to those that choose to support mother's killing their babies. He saved you. The others would be fine if your mother had killed you.