More and more, the American people are not buying into President Obama's now personalized war agenda; yes, we have been fooled for nine years, but after a while the same old act gets stale and no longer registers. Speaking of the same old act, here are some excerpts from Mr. Obama's June 23 speech in which he fired General McChrystal who, literally, talked himself out of his job with his wayward tongue:
Mr. Obama spoke of the "vital mission", how we must "succeed" in defeating Al Qaeda. He repeated the same old, "We must eliminate the safe haven from which Al Qaeda is destroying the Afghanistan society from within, and they must be prevented from attacking America." This is the old, "we need to fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here." Once, again, the fact is that Al Qaeda is now in any number of countries and could attack the U.S. from any of them.
Listening to some of these "war" discussions on network or cable TV can be extremely nauseating as these hosts and anchors continue to discuss how we need to "go after the bad guys" when they haven't a clue about what's really going on or they have been verbally muzzled so they don't dare to state their true opinions. The national media are nothing more than a bunch of string puppets that dance around, controlled and manipulated by their corporate masters.
During the last war that America lost to insurgents, namely, the Vietnam War, Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon used ever conceivable tactic, including an extensive display of smoke and mirrors, to convince the American people to continue to support a disastrous, failing war. Their policies and actions resulted in the deaths of 58,000 U.S. troops while two million Vietnamese died and America suffered a humiliating defeat.
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