Men are not seen AS negatively as the women. It is a double standard.Originally Posted by Veruka;2418722;
And I think what Rosie was trying to say is that if you were to ask an Iraqi civilian, they would say that the US is the terrorist in THEIR country. We don't see it that way and I do support our troops, so don't get on me about that. But when 9/11 happened, we saw the hijackers as terrorists attacking OUR country. But when the shoe is on the other foot, what do the Iraqi people see? I think it depends on which country you are from on how you see it. We'll NEVER understand it because it is NOT happening here so its not our country being blown up. There has not been a war fought on US mainland soil in over 140 years. But if 100,000 troops invaded say Maryland, then you can bet the entire country would be outraged at us being attacked.
It's a war. There are 2 sides or there wouldn't be a war. If were all on the same side, then this wouldn't be happening.
Germany saw us as the enemy in WWII and they firmly believed we were. Were they wrong. Well we think so and so does the world now, but at the time, the Germans thought they were right, we thought we were right and its the same thing right now. Both sides think they are right and both sides see the other side as the enemy and that is the point I think that Rosie was trying to point out in her not so elegant way. To the Iraqis, we are terrorists. To the US, the Iraqis are. I hate to use the word terrorists as it conjurs up so much more than the use of the word "enemy", but basically you don't fight wars with your friends. So each side may have what they think are valid points of view on who's right and who's wrong and unfortunately its history that we look back on to see just who was right. But remember the victors always right the history books.