By Kimberly “Charlie” Treloar | Staff Writer|
I am against the U.S. going to war with Iran and you should be too.
Just when we thought the troops were coming home and we could finally catch our breath, it appears that the U.S. may be going to war.
At what point did we become the world’s policeman?
Who put us in charge of running the world and controlling everyone in it?
According to a CBS News poll, “a majority of Americans – 55 percent – say the threat posed by Iran, which has been developing a nuclear capability, can be contained by diplomacy, 15 percent say the situation requires the United States to take military action now.
“Republicans are more than twice as likely as Democrats to say Iran is a threat that requires military action. And more than half of Republicans hold an unfavorable view of Islam.”
Those Republicans that are in favor of us going to war and see this as a good thing, could be right.
The effects of World War II were difficult on everyone during that time and the U.S. swore they would never allow something like that to happen again.
That thought hangs in the back of many people’s minds.
“I believe that in regards to Iran and their possibilities of attacking countries around them, it is a good idea for us to go and defend the allies that we have created,” said student Kelley Oas.
As such, I do believe that it is up to us as human beings to actually defend one another from any potential harm or threat.
On the other side, the United States cannot afford to go to war no matter how desperately they desire to do so. What kind of costs would the U.S. incur if they were the leader in the war against Iran?
It would be extremely costly and certainly more than the U.S. can afford considering that we are $15 trillion in debt.
A Pew research poll recently claimed that, “nearly 60 percent of the Americans polled were against another war in the Middle East and favored diplomacy and stricter sanctions against Iran.”
We would end up wasting time and billions of dollars with a war with Iran. It would just be another Iraq with no weapons of mass destruction situation if Iran had not been developing nuclear weapons.
I firmly believe that the U.S. should not get involved in the situation unless it is provoked. If war is declared upon us and we are attacked first, I would say then that it is necessary to go to war.
A false flag, a covert operation that is designed to deceive in such a way that it appears the operation is being carried out by other entities, doesn’t count either. Whatever happens, the country needs to make the decision of whether or not to go to war rationally. In the case with Iran, the U.S. needs to hang back and be extremely observant of the situation before it goes in guns blazing. There’s no shame in being cautious. And in this case, the U.S. can afford to be just that.