Sunday, October 23, 2011

War is Money

Do you remember when President Obama took a handful of Navy Seals and with one single shot disposed of Somali pirates and rescue the hostages? - If this action had been taken by a militia guy he would be hailed as a hero by the GOP, but instead we got silence.

Do you remember when President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden had been taken out by a group of Navy Seals with no loss of life to American troops? - We heard some minor rumbles of discomfort from the GOP - Why? because President Obama is doing it wrong - This is not war, this  is not war the way the GOP likes it.  We have rules created by the corporations they represent and President Obama is doing everything the wrong way.  A really good president would ensure that private corporations are involved at a huge profit.  The more bloodshed, the better. 

What about President Obama's "treasonous" behavior of empowering the people of Libya by offering support once we were asked in a coalition of efforts with European nations? - Once again, a dictator is gone, we are not perceived as bullies around the world and once it is all said and done, instead of shouting "death to America" on the streets, all we heard is "Thank you America" - The GOP insists, despite the evidence, that this is bad for America - We look weak around the world and once again, President Obama is wrong.

We know these people hear the voices on American streets but they are more of an annoyance than anything else, the real listening goes on at the golf course and in the board rooms and the message is clear, President Obama is pissing them off.

The final straw was the announcement that after losing 5,000 soldiers and spending over $700 Billion dollars achieving nothing, we were pulling out of Iraq.  The corporations reached out to their elected representatives and all of them repeated the same talking points in varying degrees.

Robert Kagan on Amanpour stated that our leaving Iraq will be viewed as a retreat.  Obviously they don't want to say "cut and run" just yet, and the only way to declare "Mission Accomplish" is if we continue to commit American troops into a war that should have never happened to begin with

Why is this happening? because military contractors are not going to be getting their millions this upcoming year and mercenaries need wars to stay afloat (Remember Black Water, now going by Xe?) -  The same thing can be said by corporations that rape and pillage other people's countries, like Halliburton and GE among the many who's business is to create parts and equipment or pillage the other country's natural resources.

McCain is back at it as the only super-glorified prisoner of war the GOP finds specially useful to drone on about foreign policy - The GOP way.

On This week with Christiane Amanpour McCain verbally assaulted President Obama's decision to keep his promise to bring our troops home.

The Talking points:

"It is the wrong policy"
"It is a win for Iran" (See what he did here?) **
"It is a serious mistake" 

** Watch next week when they all ramp up the rhetoric to "Bomb, Bomb, Iran"

Adding to that he said that embassy personnel will be a target once the troops leave.  He is in the region and according to him, that is the word on the street.  It is just too bad that word on American Streets is ignored by these tone deaf ears.

In case you missed it this morning, I leave you with what is the most telling and blatant desperate attempts to continue to maintain the only thing the GOP values: War and Money.  

Click on this link to watch the round table discussion: This Week With Christiane Amanpour

Thankfully, the 99% is listening to the words on OUR streets.

Image: Iraqui boys by Christiaan Briggs  CC-BY-SA-3.0   via Wikimedia Commons

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Obama is definitely great at kicking butt - even pirate butt - with his slick ninja moves - all i can hope he wins in 2012. i hope he starts listening to the occupy movement but his hands seem tied by the GOP. apparently they filibustered the jobs bill instead of passing it.

I blame the GOP for the economic nightmare we're in.

Marie @re67u