“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

Friday, December 14, 2012

US troops return to Iraq

Our entire military adventure in Iraq was an exercise in futility. A country that primitive cannot be destroyed and then rebuilt as a modern republic. They don't understand democratic politics and the rule of law. It can only be held for a time by US troops overseeing things. Once we leave, Iraq will return to the primitive tribal culture, or a dictatorship culture, as before.....it's all they know how to do. The same thing can be said of Afghanistan.

So just because the Syrian war is getting out of hand, Obama authorized 20,000 US troops to be deployed back into Iraq near the Syrian border and like 300 troops into Turkey near its border with Syria. You're telling me we aren't about to get involved in Syria's civil war where our American troops will be getting killed for no apparent reason, just as they've been getting killed for no apparent reason for the past 10 years in Iraq and Afghanistan?

If we don't get involved in the shooting, then we will certainly get involved in the nation building and refugee care that inevitably follows these sorts of conflicts. How much taxpayer money will be devoted to propping up a "democratic" president in Syria after Assad's departure or death? Just what America needs, a puppet regime in Syria.....good grief!

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