Thursday, October 13, 2011

I Hate The War

Robert Scheer, is he whoring or is just stupid?

For those unfamiliar with Scheer, what you need to know is he bellowed and hollered and caterwauled and got shrill and everything imaginable on one of those The Nation cruises. It probably made for a memorable trip and that's not common to those cruises; however, his entire point in 2007 was to berate Ralph Nader. Ralph shouldn't run. If Ralph won, it would hurt the Democratic Party. The only way, sexist Scheer insisted, he might support Ralph running in 2008, was if the nominee was Hillary.

Robert spent 2008 engaged in sexism and verbal attacks on women. It was the behavior above that led to us stop linking to Truth Dig. We don't link there. That link is forever dead.

And we could continue to ignore him here . . . But he's written a column (link goes to a newspaper, not Truth Dig) and the state of America is everyone's fault but his.

He pretends to call out Barack Obama, but he's full of crap.

He agrees that it's sad that the left can't stand up and call out the wrecked economy. And he agrees Barack's not FDR and that Barack's failures aren't the result of Barack trying to do anything leftist. But then he gets to what's either an expression of his senility or yet another attempt to whore. Considering his record, I'd argue he's whoring and that once he gets his Hoveround going, he's really going to be whoring.


Romney's proposed foreign policy is even more irresponsibly wrong. He has revived the discredited Pax Americana rhetoric of the neoconservatives that got us into the Iraq War and returned military spending to highs reached during the Cold War.

Romney's revivied it? Romney? Has Romney advanced American empire in Africa? Did Romney deliver Africom? No.


Leaving aside assertions regarding God's intentions, it is disturbing that the much discredited platform of the Project for a New American Century, which helped bankrupt this country, will once again become U.S. policy if the Republicans gain control of the White House.

PNAC's coming back? When did it leave?

It's amazing Scheer wants to write, "He has revived the discredited Pax Americana rhetoric of the neoconservatives that got us into the Iraq War and returned military spending to highs reached during the Cold War."

Robert Scheer knows damn well that the US has not gotten out of the Iraq War. It's funny how he has a sudden concern about it -- and in the past tense, no less -- when talking about Republicans but can't say a damn word about it with regards to Barack continuing it.

The 2012 election? It can wait. It's not really that important right now. If Robert Scheer gave a damn about the Iraq War, he'd be writing about that right now instead of explaining to you how awful he just knows the Republicans are. Iraqis are dying and denied real representation because the US put a puppet government in place. That's a little more important than fretting over who some party might nominate -- especially when it's a party Scheer has no plans to vote for -- in seven or eight months to then face off with Barack thirteen months from now. Right now, Barack's pushing to extend the US military stay in Iraq. So it takes a lot of whoring (or stupidity -- I'm guessing whoring, but I could be wrong) to mention Iraq in a column that doesn't even note the efforts of the administration to extend the war but wants to slime Mitt Romney who had no more vote in the illegal war than anyone not in the White House or in Congress.

I'm not voting for Romney before someone sends me an angry e-mail. I doubt I will be voting Republican. (The only GOP nominee I would consider voting for is Ron Paul and I doubt thaat the party has the integrity to nominate him. They seem to be as cowardly as my own party has been -- which is how we ended up with Big Money's baby Barack to begin with.) I won't be voting for Barack. Didn't vote for him in 2008, won't vote for him in 2012. I do not vote for War Hawks. And since being elected, I'd argue he's become a War Criminal as well. Who I'll vote for or if I'll vote is not a pressing issue, however. Whether or not the White House is able to secure an agreement in the next months to extend the US military presence in Iraq is a grave concern that will have long lasting effects.

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 4481. Tonight it is [PDF format warning] 4482. Here's the screen snap:


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