Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Iraq and Afghanistan

Combat Operations ended in Iraq on August 1st 2010. Yesterday a U$ soldier died north of Baghdad? Was this an accident or a combat casualty? May 1. 2003 was the end of the war in Iraq according to Commander in Chief G W Bush! The only real end of Combat operations will be when the last U$ soldier leaves Iraq! Leaving 50,000 soldiers in Iraq will lead to more combat deaths! The end of 2011 will be the day the U$ is required to have all the soldiers out of Iraq? Why not today be the end of combat operations in Iraq? I wonder what the last soldier to die in Iraq is doing now? Is he enjoying his last summer holidays before joining the army? Is she a reservist in some National Guard Outfit? How will that family feel when they receive the word that their family member will not be coming home alive? Why do U$ taxpayers have to pour $10 Billion a month into Iraq? The real question is why the American People are allowing this to happen?? This is a perfect example of what Smedley Butler's famous quote. "War is a Racket , Few profit the many pay! The big corporations are milking the last bit of profit from this war, before it ends. The American People are paying through the nose seeing their own economic situation crumbling before their eyes. That is if they have them opened to seeing what is really happening around them??? The U$ Tax payer and the American Military since 19th of March 2003 have been between Iraq and a Hard Place!
Afghanistan will send the most bodies back to the U$A this year than any other year of the 81/2war! The U$A is withdrawing from Afghanistan one body bag at a time. The protest against this war is muted due to the fact that we will withdraw from Afghanistan in July 2011! The American People still believe the Afghans landed the planes in the World Trade Towers. "Fight them over there so we won't fight them here!" is the famous quote of the supporters of the war. We spend $708 billion in defense so how can 2,500 Al Qeader land on the West Coast and take over the country???? That is the only response that is out in the public to justify this disaster. When soldiers are brought back mangled by road side bombs they are quoted in the Newspapers, "I want to go back and be with my buddies!" Of course they want to justify why they lost arms, legs, and eyes. The public still want to blame Bush for the war. Who is signing the sympathy cards to the families in the White House???? Obama is playing the same role as our last President only with more troop. He is droning on and on in Pakistan! Now with the threatening posture with Iran the U$ seems to think that the Military has all the answers. The Military budget and Wars are the reason that the U$A economy is going down the drain. "Live buy the sword, Die buy the sword!" The U$A is buying too many swords. I am trying to get my point across. The end of the Soviet Union was through Kabul and the U$ is taking that same route! Afghanistan is Killing U$

1 comment:

MoonRaven said...

Too true and too sad.

The Middle East is a quagmire--Iraq and Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine, and even Pakistan. The further we wade into it, the worse we are caught. We are not helping anyone there (in fact, I fear our behavior is creating more terrorist!) and we are simply ending up with more young people dying so US industries can build new markets there--not to mention making sure we have access to those oil fields. Thank you for writing this post and for your continual protests against these horrendous wars.