One claimed the mission "came to a natural end." Total failure? Was this the proposed end to world conquest? They wished greatly to return to the principles of Ronald Reagan who slept through most of his administration while these little fat men scurried about creating a straw man, namely Ronald Wilson Reagan.
Reaganomics was condemned by George H. W. Bush as "Voodoo economics," which in fact it turned out to be exactly that. Deregulation of Corporate America with the usual line that unfettered free market capitalists would bring about more competition and more jobs for Americans even as these Corporate Moguls were packing their circuses up to move overseas.
Where in hell were informed American's when THIS nonsense was going on? Or when the Reagan Military Buildup shifted into gear. That sinkhole for money is still sucking the treasury dry today!
A 600 ship Navy? Good Lord!, what for! None the less, this was the goal of the Reagan Administration. Tax cuts for the rich began with Ron. The people on the lower rungs of the ladder got virtually nothing, whilst the rich and powerful cleaned up. Not only with tax cuts but more corporate contracts to keep building outlandish weapons systems that have proven to be far from what they were once cracked up to be.
The Air Force admits that the B-2 isn't radar invisible, nor is it immune from detection from the heat of it's exhaust plumes. It can't fly in certain types of weather, and cannot be left outside. It must be hangered. It's important to remember that the original cost of this aircraft was some $586 million dollars, the first few copies exceeded $2 Billion dollars.
A spokesperson for the Pentagon stated 3 trillion dollar missing chunk of change that it cannot explain. Couldn't explain to the GAO either. Then there is half of the 18 billion dollar taxpayer expenditure for rebuilding Iraq that up and disappeared and no one has been hung for this either.
There are billions of dollars being currently appropriated for idiotic weapons systems such as a small tracked vehicle that can carry a machinegun or a rocket. Problem is it doesn't move faster than a slow walk. It's center of gravity is clearly high, and I'm wondering what stops an enemy soldier from lighting up a cig, pour himself a cuppa coffee and stroll out and kick this damned thing over. I wonder if it squeals like ED 209 in the Movie, "Robocop."
We now have defense contractors in all sorts of industry in which they have no expertise. Such as education, security and such. Money virtually given away for nothing by the republican party. The damnable misery of all this is that clearly the American people won't do anything about this Rogue Regime, and furthermore continue in earnest to address symptoms of the American Sickness using the fatally flawed, perverse social control paradigm that was cobbled together in 1776 as if it were handed down on stone tablets.
This phenomenon is much like the attempt to use the Bible, itself in question for validity to defend the bible and Christianity. That all the writers of books, papers, articles and etc., have missed this point entirely passes any reason that I can see except, perhaps for a possible innate need for something to hang on to for safety, despite the fact that these two ideologies, religion and Americanism provide neither.
The Bush Regime has become noticeably smaller, and more resolute than ever to accomplish the "mission" in the Middle East" whatever that is, and with this increase truculence, has even side stepped the findings of the Iraq Study group which includes James Baker, the person responsible for going to ask the Supreme Court for the keys to the Whitehouse which they conveniently handed over.
If America is waiting for the Republicrats to do anything soon, well, I suspect it'll be snowing in hell before that happens based on the commentary of the incumbents, and the freshmen. Again, it is the very system that is rotten to the core and until that is dealt with rather than run from, we can expect more such chicanery as demonstrated by the clearly criminal 109th congress, and the other two branches on this dead tree.