Thursday, September 5, 2013

I Can't Stand This Much Longer

I cannot take the soul-crushing boredom of the absolutely inane national "discussion" we are having over Obama's potential launching of a couple of missiles into Syria.

Obama and his people (including the more-than-usually-hapless John Kerry) on the one hand, cannot articulate a single target for their potential attack that would change a thing in Syria if it were eliminated.  And the Republicans and many liberal Democrats too are resorting to a pack of meaningless, foolish arguments to oppose Obama, squandering whatever chance this country has to have a meaningful discussion about foreign policy, and what we can and cannot achieve.

Other than the fact that this idiotic argument is largely drowning out the Republicans' last minute campaign to get Americans to cut their own throats rather than give themselves medical care, it is already clear that this whole sordid affair is going to do nothing but leave our national decision making process even more irrelevant and dysfunctional than before.

Thanks a lot, all of you politicians and thanks to the press too, for all of that.

2 comments:

Paul Avery said...

I'm curious about your reaction to Paul Craig Roberts' column:
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/09/06/will-congress-now-save-obamas-face-by-selling-out-democracy-and-the-syrian-people/

Green Eagle said...

Well, I'll tell you, Paul: I only made it a couple of sentences into Mr. Roberts' column when I read this:

"Obama was pushed out onto the end of the limb by Israel..."

This is errant nonsense for which there is not one shred of evidence, and furthermore, it is a specific sort of nonsense which the world has seen too much of in the last century- blaming every problem on the Jews. Israel has absolutely nothing to do with the massacre going on in Syria today, and in fact it is in Israel's interest not to increase but to decrease the tensions, because many parties to the Syrian civil war (Hezbollah, Al Qaida, the Syrian regime itself) would love an opportunity to manipulate Israel into this conflict. The longer it goes on, the more chance there is that one of them is going to launch an attack on Israel which it cannot ignore.

And in general, I think the world has had quite enough of blaming the Jews for everything that goes wrong, even when they are the chief victims (you know who I'm talking about.)