SW, actually, I'm not a radical republican but more of a moderate leaning towards the right. I was raised in the old solid democratic south years ago and was heavily a pro-democrat, until I saw them for what they are. Neither party actually interests me, thats why I register independent. With that, I also have a very strong sense of right and wrong and do my best to research both sides of an issue before speaking out on it.
As far as wrongs happening in the world, yes, they happen daily. But does that mean we turn a blind eye when we can actually do something to prevent some of it? I would hate to think that if someone were doing you harm that no one would come to your aid and instead, just stood by and lit a candle. I would come to your aid, if near by, even if we were bitterly opposed to each other.
The left has a message and it is being heard. The Iraqi people also have a message, but it isn't being heard. Any more, the lefts message seems to be socialism and that has failed and stifled free expression everywhere it's been tried. I see many leaving the JWs and their staunch right wing radical ways and jumping on anything that appears opposite them. I can understand that, I guess. But, research what socialism has actually done to people before blindly jumping into it, even though it sounds so good. A prime example would be the now defunct Soviet Union, better known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and how they stifled their people so much.
While in the Army myself and after my time in Vietnam, I was stationed with the 2nd ACR in Nurnberg, Germany. Our job was patrolling the border between the then West Germany and East Germany as well as Czechoslovakia. On an almost daily basis, I flew along the border on our side looking through the 15 foot barbed wire fence that was there and peering over the mine fields placed on their side, not to keep us out, but to keep their people in. It's very difficult for me to accept any government that does it's own people that way. Saddam is doing his people even worse.