Thursday, November 26, 2009

I Hate The War

Aamer Madhani (USA Today) has a piece entitled "Troops celebrate what could be last Thanksgiving in Iraq" which is almost as stupid as the headline. US troops might not be in Iraq next Thanksgiving!!!! Oops, Madhani says the "goal" is for them to leave "by the end of 2011."

Oh, is that the goal?

Dumb ass, is that the damn goal?

What month are we in?

Anybody know?

November, the 11th month of the year.

What was Barack's promise during the 2007 and 2008 wings of his never ending campaign? That's right.

A brigade a month for the first ten months after he was sworn in.

Did that happen?

No, it didn't.

And not only do the press refuse to hold the liar accountable, there's no pressure to force him to keep that promise. He was lying at the time -- we pointed it out repeatedly in real time. But others didn't. The Nation sure as hell didn't. Where's there fiery editorial calling for him to keep his promise? Where's the cover story documenting his LIE?

When you consider how that 'independent' magazine whored itself out to get him the nomination, when you consider all the whores who endorsed him (Bitsy Tiny Bits Reed, Laura the self-loathing lesbian Flanders, William I-Am-Disgracing-Myself Greider, John I'll-Do-Anything-For-A-Quarter Nichols, and all the other bit players from the non-Democratic Party wing of the left), it's really amazing how silent they have been while the ten months of his promise have passed.

That's the beggar press, for the real press, the lesson here is what you should have learned a long time ago: Until something happens, it has happened. Promises, pledges, predictions? Those aren't facts and shouldn't be presented as such. Reporters are supposed to know the difference.

And political parties, real ones, are supposed to call out their 'competition.' Translation, those looking for a new party to emerge in 2012 shouldn't waste their time on the Green Party which has spent far too long covering for Barack Obama and far too little time presenting a contrasting agenda that would build their party and shake up an electorate.

It's over, I'm done writing songs about love
There's a war going on
So I'm holding my gun with a strap and a glove
And I'm writing a song about war
And it goes
Na na na na na na na
I hate the war
Na na na na na na na
I hate the war
Na na na na na na na
I hate the war
Oh oh oh oh
-- "I Hate The War" (written by Greg Goldberg, on The Ballet's Mattachine!)

Last Thursday, ICCC's number of US troops killed in Iraq since the start of the illegal war was 4362. Tonight? 4363.

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