OBAMA AFGHANISTAN PAKISTAN: THE GREAT CONFORMANCE
Thu, 16 Sep 2010 23:50:57
Boom! Boom! Lots of media thunderbolts shooting from the GOP's late summer, grassroots thunderstorm.
Yeah, "grassroots." The only thing grassroots about the Koch brothers, who are joy sticking half the dufusses's making the noise, is the mega-lawns they own and do not mow, and the toxic roots of the multi-billions they are loath to share.
Clap after clap , headline after headline tagging the sky: TAXES-HEALTH CARE-ABSTINENCE-MASTRABATION-KENYAN ANTI-COLONIALISM. This wall of anger is remarkable for the tags that are missing: AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN-TALIBAN-IRAQ-COLLECTING FINGERS-DRONING INSURGENTS-UNWINABLE UNAFFORDABLE WAR.
How come the nobodies in the George Washington costumes and the camo-wife beater ensembles aren't complaining about the Dogs Of War? They're still unleashed, taking wikileaks on our official explanation for everything.
Why aren't they hounding Commander In Chief Obama? It's where he's most vulnerable. As a war leader Barack's a miserable failure. He can run the Harvard Law Review, organize Chicago's South Side, socialize medicine, buy General Motors and sell it back; but he doesn't have a scintilla of West Point or Langley in him. He's an outsider who's inherited a concocted "global war on terror" run by a militarizing CIA and an increasingly covert DOD.
The Tea Party in not giving B. Hussein a pass out of kindness. They hate him the way the right hated FDR. As a child, a friend's mother gave me directions not to the toilet, but "The Roosevelt." Fast forward to a parade in Central Washington last week, where a bunch of yobs ran a float with a fellow yob in an Obama mask whipping the white guy who was pulling the cart-a chilling shade of medieval mummery that traditionally ends in Hellmouth.
They hate him, all right; but they treat him as if he and his shabbos goy, Petraeus are dispensational, and gladly grant them all the time and money in the world to finish what can't be finished and win what can't be won.
The Baggers are not alone, they are but a a subset of The Great Conformance.
Of the 535 members of Congress, only a handful have put the lie to the quagmire in Afghanistan and Pakistan and challenged the endless transfusion of blood and treasure that keeps the monster alive.
There is no anti-war movement roiling the streets because it's all so covert and the victims are from the other side of the world or the other side of town.
I say: End The AfPak Occupation Now, and kill the Deficit Hawks and the Endless War Hawks with one stone-one true stone to take down the Frankenstein that is stalking our future.