Okay boys and girls, before this goes too far without a bit of eye witness reporting. I've been to Iraq as a soldier and many US servicemen think that we should cut and run. Those are the guys and girls that came over after the beginning of the war. I was there right after the beginning, for thirteen and a half months, and I had the honor to be there when our bulldozers dug up the mass graves. I got to see the skeletons of men, women, and children (even babies people) come rolling out of the sand by the hundreds and in some cases by the thousands. All you people out there who think that the US shouldn't have gone into that country are the kind of people that let Hitler stay in power, even after it was known that he had death camps. Who cares if Iraq couldn't take on the world like German could, their leader was still killing people on a huge scale using gas, biological weapons, and the good old fashion bullet. But that's okay right, he wasn't killing your people was he? It doesn't matter if he isn't killing your people, as long as it's no one you know, all you cowards would rather stick your head in the sand and pray that it doesn't happen to you. No, we aren't the best people over in the US; I personnally think our present leader is kind of a turd but that's the great thing about this country, we are about to get a new one. Are the new ones any good, who knows, we'll find out, and if we don't like them, we can even have them removed legally (though the last time we started down that trail, it was for a leader that couldn't keep his wang in his pants). I would like to remind the world that the US is a damn young country and we have still bailed out most of the nations of the people on this board. You people in France, work on your German. England, well, knuff said there. Germany, you barely had a building standing after world war two yet now you guys have one hell of a good economy (most likely better then ours right now) even though you killed our people by the tens of thousands less then a quarter of our nations age ago. The older nations hold grudges for hundreds of years, long after the offended people are dead as well as their children and their children's children. We've still got people alive who fought in world war two and if a nation that was once our enemy less then two generations ago needs help, here comes the US with money, food, and whatever the hell else you need. Even with this, we give the bad people a good target to hate and plot against, so you can sleep well at night because once again, they aren't coming after you.We've got our problems but until a single one of you can say you stood beside me when they dug up the mass graves in Iraq, or can tell me you were standing beside me when every Iraqi in sight was running up to shake our hands and praise Allah that we came to stop the tyrant. We don't fight Iraqis over there, they are dying along side us, strong, brave, devout men and woman who just want to be free of those that would warp Islam for their own ends. I cried for the Iraqi soldiers that died along side the US soldiers fighting against people who proudly admitted being from Iran with weapons the Iranian government bought them. Someday, Iraq will be a shining beacon of hope in the Middle East and not because they became like the US, but because they charted their own path. They'll probably end up hating us though, like all the other nations that we saved in our short time as a nation ourselves but we have thick skin here in the US (most of us at least) and we'll get by, secretly smiling to ourselves in the knowledge that our blood gave you the chance to hate us. I know it's been a lot of years since WW2 but hey, our history isn't that old. Have a natural disaster happen and see who comes running to help. Lots of other countries have and even when they treated us like crap, we still found a way to help there people with food, without making them watch our TV or follow our government. Hell, we don't even watch our own TV these days and complaining about our government is a national passtime. I'm watching a Japanese TV show right now and thinking about ordering some Italian food (wait a minute, didn't we have a war against them????). And are we demanding all of the oil from Iraq now that we are in the country? Hell no, I'm, paying $4.10 a gallon for gas; most likely you may be using some Iraqi oil in your vehicle just like we are. We are paying billions a week to keep a bunch of people, who share nothing in common with us other then being human and wanting to be free, safe. Yeah, the US is a bully and a bastard, we must be the worst people on the Earth. We help our old enemies and would give up nearly everything to help out someone in need so if this is what makes a bad nation, I'm proud to live in, fight for, and wake up every morning in one.On a side note, I thought this was a Sins of a Solar Empire board where we talk about games and the like. I didn't see an American complaining about another nation on here, it took someone else to take a board made to talk about a game and turn it into a good place to find hate. Good job people.