Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hey America, There are still WARS going on!

Hey America, There are still WARS going on!

A comment on a clipmark of mine stated:

You want to talk about preventable deaths? How about drinking and driving? How about smoking? How about obesity? Heart disease, lung disease, cancer, death by murder, suicide, etc....?

Not sure what the clipper was getting at, citing these societal ills; calling
them preventable? Anyway, it occurred to me… what about WAR;
shouldn't that be at the top of this woeful list?

The Bush/Cheneyadministration, wanted WAR so badly, they started TWO OF THEM! Of course, they could, 9/11, HAPPENED! (I’m still not convinced the attack occurred without A WINK & A NOD.) Now 8 years later and still young people are dying because of that infamous day. We can’t blame Bush/Cheney any longer, so who should we blame, who should bear the brunt of accountability for the bloodletting?

Barack Obama won the election, partly due to his stance against war and now he’s ratcheting up troop levels assuring its longevity?

If he continues to act like Bush/Cheney when it comes to WAR; He has not only misled us, he's FUCKED us royally! And although I’m charmed by his eloquence, it can’t last… We, who consider ourselves, WAR PROTESTERS, won’t keep looking the other way while he sends so many of our brave young men and women, to die… AND OVER WHAT?

PS: Check out Op-Ed Columnist - Reliving the Past

It hurts me badly that the wars Bush had started are not number one on America's hit parade... Wouldn't it be a wonderful life if the TOWNHALLERS were acting insane because they wanted the wars to end... No, they act crazy because they want Obama to end. I clipmarked this article ( I love Bob Herbert) today...You'll find it here: HEY AMERICA, THERE ARE STILL WARS GOING ON! Thanks, Bob Herbert, for waking me up... I have been... (along with everyone
else) acting as though the American wars don't exist. tb

Op-Ed Columnist

Reliving the Past

The president should listen to Joe Biden.

Bob Herbert

Mr. Biden has been a voice of reason, warning the administration
of the dangers of increasing our military involvement in
Afghanistan. President Obama has not been inclined to heed his
advice, which is worse than a shame. It’s tragic.

Watching the American escalation of the war in Afghanistan is
like watching helplessly as someone you love climbs into a car
while intoxicated and drives off toward a busy highway. No good
can come of it.

The war, hopelessly botched by the Bush crowd, has now lasted
nearly eight long years, longer than our involvement in World
Wars I and II combined. There is nothing even remotely resembling
a light at the end of the tunnel. The war is going badly and
becoming deadlier. July and August were the two deadliest months
for U.S. troops since the American invasion in October 2001.

Nevertheless, with public support for the war dwindling, and with
the military exhausted and stretched to the breaking point
physically and psychologically after so many years of combat in
Afghanistan and Iraq, the president is ratcheting the war up
instead of winding it down.

He has already ordered an increase of 21,000 troops, which will
bring the American total to 68,000, and will be considering a
request for more troops that is about to come from Gen. Stanley
McChrystal, the commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan. More Here

Anti War Demostration Jan 27, 2007

Bill Moyers Voice of Reason

Another Voice of Reason Janeane Garofalo

I've included Janeane Garofalo in my Voices Of Reason videos because besides being a humorous comedian she can also see the nutty side of life through objectivity. In other words... She questions. She's a delight and she makes you THINK! ttb

Let's keep our heads, while we continue to
watch THE



Blogger Tor Hershman said...

"You want to talk about preventable deaths?"

How about the #1, 100%, cause of death - LIFE?

12:20 PM  
Blogger thinkingblue said...

How profound of you... ;)

12:29 PM  

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