Thursday, June 19, 2014
Oy. ...Oh, wait, didn't I already say that?
If someone told you three months ago that our national foreign policy discussion would today be revolving around whether we should send our troops back into Iraq, would you A) call the men from the loony bin to take this person to a safe place, or B) call the men from the loony bin to take yourself to a safe place, or C) just shoot yourself? (Family Feud fans take note: the preferred answer was C.)
Well, here we are. And if this surreal, sickening spectacle was not enough to dispirit the most hard-core optimist, the national press seems to have taken a blood oath to allow absolutely no one to speak out on this issue except people who had a personal involvement in creating the previous Iraq debacle, which, if you need any reminder, featured the nation with the most powerful military in the history of the earth attacking a poor, third world country with a virtually non-functional army, and getting the crap beat out of them. Or to put it another way, one of the most spectacular military blunders in the history of the world; and its creators have now gathered together to try to lie their way out of the colossal damage they have done, and have another go at the exact same strategy.
Judith Miller, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, and on and on- people who proved over and over again that they did not have a clue about either the country of Iraq or how to run a war, and proved that they would tell any lie that increased the likelihood of violence, are now all over the news, and almost no one who was right about Iraq (and there were many- mostly shut out of the national discussion the first time around too) is allowed to question their lying, revisionist account, which absolves themselves of all blame, and identifies Barack Obama as the incompetent culprit that lost Iraq. And now, to add insult to injury, they've dragged Dick Cheney, a man who would really have been perfectly comfortable working with Himmler and Goering, to spread his special brand of malice and distortion.
This is a new low in our romance with national insanity. Maybe it's just a strategy to blot out the fact that Obama just caught one of the chief Benghazi terrorists, and the guy confirmed what the Obama administration originally said- that the famous anti-Muslim movie was a significant factor in initiating the Benghazi attack, thereby utterly destroying the lying premise on which two years of Republican posturing, two years of screaming, disingenuous "hearings" have been based. But I doubt that was their whole motive. I think these subhuman maniacs actually want to spend another three trillion or so of our money and kill a few thousand more of our soldiers, in order to have that rush that comes from killing masses of people from ten thousand miles away, where you are in no danger yourself. Well, it's a thrill to a certain kind of person anyway. Apparently, the kind of person who is deemed qualified by our "liberal" press to run the country.
And we wonder where all of the mass murderers we have these days got the idea that it's okay to go out and kill a bunch of people for fun.