posted by xpert11
As for the USA much like they did in the Cold War the US is taking on the burden of the War on Terror. The War on Terror is being fought while the
allies are still on a peace time footing. In fact US leaders squandered wide spread global public support with the insane war in Iraq. It is vitally
important that such public support and confidence is restored in the US and around the world.
1) “WoT.” B43's so-called ‘War on Terror’ was a spur of the moment publicity gimmick conjured to save a failing presidency. Seven months,
three weeks into his presidency the nation was shocked by the Nine Eleven Event
. It was becoming more apparent that B43 had no viable program
for the nation and was distressingly short on personal talent. B43's first official act after the Supreme Court designated
him to be president
was to give away the projected Federal surplus by tax cuts for the Rich and Famous. R&Fs. That in conformity with the 'Reagan Doctrine'
the rich should not pay taxes.
had already begun to react unfavorably to impending Federal deficit financing. Borrowing by the Federal government takes money out of
the bond market otherwise available for investment. That in turn raises the interest rate on commercial borrowers, which discourages borrowing and
restricts investment in new jobs, ultimately lowing tax revenues, and etc.
must look on the “2001 WoT
” in the context of America’s 1941 War on Crime. Its 1964 War on Poverty. And don’t forget
its 1970 War on Drugs. American’s love a good war!
It is the simplest way to organize the public and keep their minds OFF more pressing
matters. Like health care
. Darn those inconsiderate bridges! As you may have noticed, NONE of those
earlier War’s have succeeded. Yet we continue mindlessly to wage them all. Well, not so much the war on poverty, because that is a gift from GOD.
(Jesus said ‘the poor you shall always have’). Republicans don’t give a hoot about the poor. They are GOD’s blessing.
“The Long War.”
Title of a speech by US General Lance Smith, NATO Supreme Commander for Transformation. (GOD don’t we love titles?) On
April 18, 2007, at Old Dominion University, Virginia. Part of the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of the first permanent English
settlement (when I was a child we said “white settlement”) in the New World at Jamestown, 1607. The General begins by reciting the motives
have assigned - attributed - to al Qaeda
and similar terrorist organizations. Memorize them, they are our NEW Mantra! Your NEW cause
celebre. For a lifetime? Here follows General Smith's litany straight out of Berlin's 1930s-40s Joseph Goebbels School of Propaganda. Reason
Hate of the West. Reason 2)
Hate of the United States. Reason 3)
Hate of the Free Market. And Reason 4)
Hate of democracy.
Contrast this (B43) list of JUSTIFICATION for a LONG war, with the list furnished by Osama bin Laden. No. 1)
Infidel intrusion into the Holy
Sites of Arabia. No. 2)
Imposition of Jewish people into Arab Palestine No. 3)
installation and support of despotic Arab regimes that
impoverish the people and steal the natural resources. No. 4)
Export of our damnable culture into the Muslim world.
Without commenting on the MERITS
of either list, which list seems to be the more probable?
Let me point out we cannot afford the kind of response Bush43, VP Cheney and Company have designed for a criminal act against us. Yes, our pride was
injured. Yes, it was even more than pride, it was our innocence (or ignorance) taken away from us by al Qaeda. It was brought home to Americans how
vulnerable we were here in the US.
We generally paid not a whit of concern over the 100s of dead in the Horn of Africa countries, nor for that matter, anywhere in the world. We had
after all, killed by our own count 700,000 Vietnamese in a futile war. 95% of those killed belonged to that class we so DEARLY love to bemoan, the
so-called “innocents.” They - NVA - say it was 3,000,000 but regardless we call all that “collateral damage.” Besides, did not we ourselves
determine at Dresden and Hiroshima there are NO innocents in a war? Today’s infant will be tomorrow’s suicide bomber. Hmm?
[edit on 8/18/2007 by donwhite]