Sat Apr 20, 2013, 10:16 AM
M Kitt (208 posts)
WAR Ambitions persist under GOP Policy
Last edited Wed Dec 18, 2013, 10:41 AM - Edit history (4)
Carlyle Group, Mideast Oil, Echos in the Current Economy
RIGHT WING MIDDLE EAST AMBITIONS
Hey Conservatives, are you still reflexively defensive about our failed Mid-East war ventures?
Is your knee-jerk reaction to comments about "Shrub" George W's ruinous damage to our National Prestige STILL a ludicrous tirade about how Saddam Hussein MAY have had WMDs, how the trillions of $ wasted on invasion and occupation were WORTHWHILE, dammit!
Thousands of lost US troops, endless local Iraqi/Afghan civilian casualties, WORTHWHILE, right?
But actions taken by the "Shrub" George W./Cheney administration (Et Al) and their prevailing affects TODAY, should be given further consideration. Our current economy may be the LEAST resulting damage of Neoconservative war ambitions.
And those ambitions remain, apparently unaffected by our current national condition.
GOP POLICIES AND RESULTING ECONOMIC DISTRESS
If the George W administration hadn't spent the $ for Iraq/Afghanistan "Off the Budget" largely without congressional oversight we wouldn't have had to borrow our way into our current debt to China (and several other countries) and wouldn't still be dumping $ from the U.S. treasury into that monument to "War Profiteering". Supposing that pre-emptive fiasco were justified in the first place.
George Bush maintained Clinton's "Most Favored Nation" trade status with the Chinese while borrowing HUGELY against them to finance middle east war ventures taken on during that administration.
This "convenient" relationship with China also undermined our job market, "Shrub" maintained our uncontrolled marketing of Chinese goods in a concession of our debt, in fact this "flooding" of our market displaced U.S. industry with manufactured goods that often didn't meet our safety standards and ultimately cost industry workers many jobs.
What a nice benefit for the international Corporatists:
Deprive U.S. workers of jobs tied to productivity, write off the debt to China in exchange for what COULD have been U.S. jobs, all the while benefiting HUGELY on the War Profits side and establishing petroleum distribution futures in Iraq. (Petroleum ambitions that haven't panned out, since National support for that conflict has failed miserably across the years).
And finally deny ALL spending on U.S. social programs as "unaffordable" because of the huge cumulative debt brought about by a war the RIGHT WING dragged the rest of us into, use this sustained debt as rationale for denial of possible health care reform. Our current failed economy reflects that debt, along with market (Wall Street, 401K related) enormous losses, combined with affects of general sustained Deregulation policies and the housing bubble meltdown.
All of this at the expense of critical programs like HEALTH CARE that the right wing would like to starve to death.
Kudos to George W and Cheney, War Incorporated.
Wait, I know. Let's follow GOP pretense and blame NeoCon war ambitions on a RELIGION. Islam, more specifically.
DICK CHENEY, STILL A GOP HERO
Bet HE would like to lecture the rest of us about religion too
In fact, for those not paying attention, he's actually been doing the Faux News lecture circuit with his daughter, financed by the GOP, informing the rest of us what a GOOD thing pre-emptive war supported by Rendition is.
Cheney is no doubt fully aware that hypocrisy is the TRUE faith of the GOP (AKA Sanctimony), too bad the rest of you haven't a clue. You serve his purpose very well.
Instead of admitting to their pretense of morality, the GOP leadership continually rants about Liberals to provide cover for their actions, misdirection of their own foolish party members being the intent.
Republican Talking Heads know enough to never admit this, tho
Limbaugh, Beck, Savage, Coulter, O'Reilly, they're all well aware of their own hypocrisy, how could they possibly NOT be?
The pay is VERY good, and they won't be admitting to their pretense any time soon, if ever.
SCAPEGOATING UNDER GOP DOCTRINE
Muslims are STILL a Conservative target in the USA and across the globe, they remain a scapegoat for our (former?) ambitions of Mid-East aggression, and current Politics can be easily tied into that tendency. In fact, why not paint Liberals/Dems with the same broad brush?
After all, we Liberals HAVE been supportive of Muslims, right? One in particular. At least it's convenient to have him Portrayed as being Islamic, for purposes of endless focused derision from the right wing.
Part of the larger effort, the right wing campaign to propagandize the citizenry.
"I'll tell you who should be tortured and killed at Guantanamo - every filthy Democrat in the U.S. Congress." - Sean Hannity
"To fight only the al-Qaeda scum is to miss the terrorist network operating within our own borders... Who are these traitors? Every rotten radical left-winger in this country, that's who." - Michael Savage
"Liberalism is the greatest threat this country faces." - Rush Limbaugh
"It is not a stretch to say that MoveOn is the new Klan." - Bill O'Reilly
"I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could." - Glenn Beck
"We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too." - Ann Coulter
Oh well. Liberals and Progressives have always been pointed to as being the dregs of society by Conservatives, and under current GOP doctrine we're also apparently Traitors.
Guilt by association, Sympathizers with the "Godless Terrorist" Islamic scapegoats to the extent that we don't support WingNut religious intolerance, won't buckle under the pressure of GOP/Right Wing "All Muslims are responsible for 9-11" propaganda.
CONTRADICTORY GOP ISLAMIC POLICY
There's always been a question of WHICH islamics we should berate, persecute, and deride, right?
What about the royal family, house of Saud? Shouldn't we focus some (belated) attention on THEIR involvement with Middle East terrorism?
George W and his dad were closely connected to them thru the Carlyle group and many other mutual Petroleum/Finance interests, probably still maintain them but officially split off the ties in late 2001. Carlyle thru KBR/Halliburton still contracted for construction in Iraq, tho. Highly profitable.
Apparently President Obama would be perfectly acceptable to you intolerant, persistently bigoted "TeaBaggers" if he were even remotely related to the Saudis, and not nearly so dark in terms of skin pigment, of course.
So if President Barack H. Obama WERE an Islamic and a Saudi that would make it OK, right?
And after the towers came down on 9-11, when George W "Shrub" allowed members of the royal family and all associated parties to board otherwise unauthorized flights out of the U.S., that was OK too, right? Without even detaining them for information, hmmm. That's puzzling.
Including family members of Osama Bin Laden, Shafiq bin Laden was in fact in a meeting with the Carlyle group on the morning of 9-11, some say with Poppy Bush but that's never been proven. James Baker was at that meeting, tho. And he's recently defended the Saudis against a TRILLION $ lawsuit brought about by families of 9-11 survivors.
Since neither the Saudis or W did anything wrong at that time by Neocon reasoning, what that situation called for was a scapegoat, could it perhaps have been Saddam Hussein?
Come on Conservatives. Fill me in as to what REALLY happened.
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