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Afghanistan: Funding the Occupation From Main Street

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In a breathlessly daring attempt to grab a yet-lower rung on America's steeply descending ladder to the deepest pits of insane depravity, US Representative Kendrick Meek of Miami has introduced legislation to fund America's military occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq by...

Selling war bonds. Just like during World War II.

The purchasers? Presumably, those few citizens of the decimated Main Streets of America who haven't yet lost their jobs or their homes or otherwise suffered the devastating ravages of what Wall Street smugly calls the American economy. Perhaps by using their food stamps.

In Meek's own words: "... we need to promote shared sacrifice and shoulder collective responsibility as a nation as we fight two wars halfway across the globe..."

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In the world according to Meek, the bonds would "create an outlet for Americans to express their patriotism and support for our service members..."

The plan: "puts the military on a course for success in Afghanistan..."

For the future of America. So fuzzy and heartwarming. So utterly patriotic. Such noble concepts. A course for success. An outlet to express patriotism. Collective responsibility. Shared sacrifice.

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But some people of America's Main Streets might disagree with Meek. They might feel they've already shared more than enough sacrifice in support of a disgusting and utterly corrupt excuse for a government of Kabul, multimillionaire drug dealers and brutal women-hating warlords.


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Main Street people like Sarah Walton, shown hugging the tombstone of her husband, Lt. Col. James Walton after bringing him a Christmas wreath.

Like Mary McHugh, pictured lying in front of the tombstone of her fiancee, Army Ranger Sgt. James Regan.

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Like Sheryl McIlvaine, widow of USMC Sgt. James McIlvaine, shown kneeling while holding their daughter Alexa.

Like Morgan Lewis, pictured with her mother at the tombstone of her high school sweetheart, Marine Nicholas Kirven.

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