Can you say escalation into quagmire boys and girls? I knew that you could!
Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility:
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well Cricketeers, while most of the ethically challenged corpoRATe media keeps busy with that corpoRATe welfare mother aig. The zoo york times favored us with the latest news concerning afghanistan. This from the paper of record:
U.S. May Widen Strikes in Pakistan
By DAVID E. SANGER and Published: March 17, 2009 WASHINGTON — President Obama and his national security advisers are considering expanding the American covert war in Pakistan far beyond the unruly tribal areas to strike at a different center of Taliban power in Baluchistan, where top Taliban leaders are orchestrating attacks into southern Afghanistan.
According to senior administration officials, two of the high-level reports on Pakistan and Afghanistan that have been forwarded to the White House in recent weeks have called for broadening the target area to reach the Taliban and other insurgent groups to a major sanctuary in and around the city of Quetta.
Mullah Muhammad Omar, who led the Taliban government that was ousted in the American-led invasion in 2001, has operated with near impunity out of the region for years, along with many of his deputies.
The extensive missile strikes being carried out by Central Intelligence Agency-operated drones have until now been limited to the tribal areas, and have never been extended into Baluchistan, a sprawling province that is under the authority of the central government, and which abuts the parts of southern Afghanistan where recent fighting has been the fiercest. There remains fear within the American government that extending the raids would worsen tensions. Pakistan complains that the strikes violate its sovereignty.
DAGNABIT! statusQUObama and his neolib klinton klan hillbillies made much noise about “robust diplomacy” and “an end to the war” via spoken loose change poetics, but when it comes right down to it. They are as big on war crime death and destruction as laBUSHanostra was! Does it make sense to further destabilize the none too stable government of pakistan by crossing the pakistan border and doing missile strikes? While trying to win the war on the ground in afghanistan by broadening the area of attack in pakistan, there is the possibility that they will topple the pakistan government and give rise to an even more taliban friendly government in pakistan. This would put nukes in the hands of the taliban’s new friends in government there. Better to get out now while we can. Declare victory and withdraw. If the mayor of kabul can’t hold his country together after years of us support and billions of taxpayer dollars spent, it makes no sense to continue the bloodshed! A military solution has never been found in afghanistan. Every outside power that’s tried to use it’s military there has lost. Time to bring ALL our young people in uniform home and cut the military budget by 50%!
US OUT OF EVERYWHERE!
It’s also time to insure everyone and cut 50% of the costs at the same time by going to a single payer universal national health care plan.
Here’s my FAVE endorsement for single payer universal national health care, from the neolib who now refuses to give it to us:
Let’s see, in the video statusQUObama had a step by step process to get a single payer health care plan:
- dems take back white house CHECK √
- dems take back senate CHECK √
- dems take back house o’reps CHECK √
- PAY UP BITCH! Mauhahahahahahahah
The ongoing ClapSotronics serving suggestion:
EAT THE FUCKING pig corpoRATe rich!
laBAMAnostra and laBUSHanostra agree:
- That the disaster of a war should continue indefinitely. laBAMAnostra has the same exit strategy as laBUSHanostra did, no exit strategy what so ever! The corpoRATe pigs agree the current war should be escalated and additional wars should be started whenever possible!
- That the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel spending on ever larger pentagon budgets should continue and money “should be no object” when it comes to the funding of military death and destruction! paygo my ass!
- That the thieving corpoRATe insurance companies (the rotten aig being only the tip of the corpoRATe iceberg in the insurance larceny business) should be able to continue to pocket almost half of our health care dollars via the waste fraud and abuse filled current “free market health care system.” This ripoff comes in the form of over the top corpoRATe insurer “administrative costs” and corpoRATe drug pusher profiteering even as the rest of us are badly served by their wealth care, NOT REALLY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM!
- That the wal-fare system (click this link to see how I defined the wal-fare system in an earlier post) started by the klinton klan co-presidents slick willy and hillary dillary doo (she a former walmart board member and both former co-presidents are now made members of laBAMAnostra) and made ever worse by the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel funding of so called “faith based” organizations should be able to continue to poverty pimp we poor folks into ever deeper poverty! Punitive policies that force us into slave labor, low wage “jobs” and sermons are no replacement for the basic human needs based system we should have!
- That the inherently dishonorable corpoRATe criminals should be allowed to continue to “self police” as the idiots in washingtOOn chant the tired deregulation mantra!
It’s time to put an end to deregulation and the kid glove wrist slap treatment they get by regulating the corpoRATeers and RICO statute CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS OF THE corpoRATe THIEVES!
The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I are sick of heart that after over six years of bloody war, there is still no end in sight…
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer