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War with Iraq

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I’m sitting here at work talking to Antwoin about this Iraqi war. I’d like to say that I support the cause of this war, but I’d have to say that hesitantly. Yes, I support pre-emptively stopping any future September 11th’s, and yes, it’s true I don’t think that a known terrorist like Saddam should be able to have the types of weapons that he has. But then I think about Eric, my best friend. With the position he’s in with the USAF, he’ll likely never fight. But what if? What if he died in combat over this whole fiasco? Would it be worth it?

Anyways, I think that the people who are out in San Fran protesting this war are retarded. If it was before the war had begun, then sure, okay, protest away. But now that the first bombs have fallen, I think it’s a waste of time to try to make the president change his mind. War has begun. Deal with it. The best thing that we can do now is support our troops… whether we agree with the war or not… so that they can get their job done, and then get their butts back home where it’s safe… to get back to their families, friends, and loved ones.

Ech. That, and I want the economy to pick back up. This sucks. I need to find a cool web job. Anybody hiring?

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.