“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, April 23, 2012

President Obama commits a generation to Afghanistan....why?

President Obama is on the verge of committing the US through at least 2024 to military and financial "involvement" in Afghanistan. During the 2008 campaign, he attacked George Bush for waging a "100 years war" there and now he's doing the same thing. By a show of hands, how many think the media will point out the hypocrisy? Zero, that's what I thought.

When we have every reason to get out of this God-forsaken, litter box of a country(the sheer cost in blood and treasure, no functioning, reliable, or trustworthy government there with whom to negotiate, the departure of all allies in 2014, and the impossibility(and undefinability) of winning what we call a war, but what is in reality endless skirmishes with guerrilla fighters, we commit ourselves to remain for the foreseeable future. I'm sorry, but the only real effect I see of being there is so that politically-favored defense contractors can further bleed the taxpayers on weapons purchases. If there's no war to fight, what are military-weapon manufacturers going to do?

I'd like to know where all the code-pink harpies are? Where are all the anti-war demonstrations staged by smelly hippies? Where are the democrats to criticize Obama for Afghanistan the way they did Bush for Iraq? You won't see them because it's more important to keep a black man in the oval office than it is to save countless American lives and untold trillions in taxpayer money running around trying to build a nation where one cannot be built.

1 comment:

david said...

When all you have is a hammer all you see is nails!
One size fits all foreign policy. Sad.