Thursday, May 21, 2015

Leaving Iraq


The mainstream media does not hit Jeb and the other Republican candidates hard when they erroneously say it is Obama's fault for Iraq's present mayhem, the rise of ISIS and how the surge troops worked so swell to contain it. It did NOT work so swell. There were bombings and destruction every day. US troops continued to have to endure horrific IED and other attacks killing hundreds. The insurgency may have been slowed down but it did not stop. Iraqis and others did NOT want American troops there and a STATUS OF FORCES AGREEMENT was signed by GEORGE W. BUSH promising a date certain the US would leave.

Obama was (1) living up to the signed agreement and (2) doing exactly what he was elected to do get out of Iraq. Jeb Bush and other Republicans except for Rand Paul are saying their policy would be to return to Iraq. Are they kidding? And how many body bags would it take if Obama had kept them there (which he did keep some troops there and some are even on the ground still) to achieve our illusive goal? How many would the American people have to see before there was an outcry - 3 body bags, 30, 60, 100, 1000 PLUS.

If the US stayed how much longer would we stay -- forever maybe? Oh yeah we still have troops in Germany and Japan BUT they ceased fighting WWII and established governments western style because they were DIFFERENT cultures and the Marshall plan saw to it that Versailles of WWI disaster would not be repeated again. Religious fanaticism no matter what it is will allow people to do horrific things into eternity because everyone thinks God is on their side.

Would the American public if we stayed and committed more and more troops have paid the bill when our infrastructure is crumbling by the second when oil the BEAST of ALL our huge problems remains the energy of choice and is killing us?

Between the oil spills destroying oceans, sea life and the ecosystem it has been the cause of climate change of constant droughts, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes all over the planet including the Middle East. Climate change will affect war and has. Fossil fuels are the direct cause of climate change and horrific weather events into the vast future.

Moreover, oil is the cause of war in the Middle East otherwise we would not have given a rat's petuti about that neck of the woods. It has propelled US and CIA interventionist behavior in the Middle East exactly what fundamentalists use as a rationale to hate America and to hurt America. Bin Laden said it in the documents retrieved at his capture.

Climate change, war, and destruction of the ecosystem are the quagmires in which the US is involved because we cannot get oil and its money monkey OFF OUR BACKS.

So how about saying loud and clear this Middle East mayhem is NOT Obama's fault. How many more TRILLIONS of American bucks and gallons of American blood would the American people want to waste in Iraq and in the larger Middle East? We have wasted TRILLIONS on a Bush and neo con FANTASY that the Middle East would be turned into a Jeffersonian paradise and oh yes put trillions into the war industrialists' pockets at the same time.

CNN and Wolf Blitzer with his Republican friends do NOT bring all factors up strongly. Fox is hopeless and NBC News, CBS news and ABC news is not far behind. Since they are the ONLY source for most American's daily diet of news it is important to speak the TRUTH.

Teach the American public, whose knowledge of US involvement in the Middle East extends for about one day, why we are in Iraq. It was NOT about removing tyrants to spread democracy. The US works perfectly well with tyrants as long as they support our economic policies. Tell them about Mosadeq in Iran, tell them about the rancid Shah and his gestapo-like police Savak we set up in Iran and the rationale for the Islamic overthrow of it, tell them about WWI and how Iraq was carved up by the west. Tell them WHY an Iraqi threw a shoe, an insult supreme, at George Bush.

THIS IS GEORGE BUSH'S WAR, HE BEGAN IT OVER LIES, HE PROSECUTED IT, HE TORTURED AND IF A DEMOCRAT WAS GUILTY OF ALL OF THAT HOW FAST DO YOU THINK REPUBLICANS WOULD BE PILLORYING HIM AND PROSECUTING HIM?

MEDIA, TELL THE TRUTH FOR ONCE IN YOUR SORRY POST WWII LIVES. YOUR SLANTED BIASED REPUBLICAN ORIENTED REPORTING COSTS TRILLIONS OF AMERICAN BUCKS AND AMERICAN AND OTHER INNOCENT LIVES -- THOUSANDS OF THEM!

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