The news today is infuriating. We are now committing another 1500 of our men and women in uniform to the false hope and unreachable goal of building an Iraqi army that won’t desert of turncoat on the field of battle.
We’ve spent billions on this task during the Bush/Cheney invasion of Iraq. We’re no planning to spend 5 billions more as the Obama gang tries to prop up a tottering façade of a nation and its armed forces. With the GOP slated to take over Congress, we’ll spend the dollars to continue our role in sucking petro bucks out of Iraq and into the offshore accounts of the energy barons of the 1%. Those are the dollars that were supposed to pay for the Bush/Cheney invasion of Iraq. Remember? Those are the same bucks that vanished by the shrink wrapped pallet every time another smoke screen obscured vision and a neo-con bag of bull shit filled the fans of Fox News.
“Though it isn’t really war, we’re sending 50,000 more to help save VietNam from Vietnames.” Tom Paxton.
Only a short effort to update Paxton’s lyric - “Thoug h it isn’t really war we’re sending 1500 more to try to save Iran from Iraqis.}
Today is the anniversary 97th of the Great October Revolution. Fittingly, it is also the birthday of Lev Davidovitch Bronstein (later Leon Trotsky – father of the Red Army.) Where is he now that we really need him?