Wednesday, September 27, 2006
I know I'm a bit of a paranoid freak to some of you and a crackpot to boot. But, my rants are nothing compared to this psycho. If I ever get to this point please have me shaved, sedated and locked away for a long time.
Do you like the picture? I saw this on a West LA bridge and had to turn around and stop traffic to take a pick on my cell phone. Most people honked. Some gave me the finger and one guy through a bottle at my car but, it was ultimately worth the humiliation. So, the big question: is the War a lie?? Well, war is a very profitable enterprise. I know a lot of people reason the invasion of Iraq by saying we need to fight "them" over there. Though fighting them over there was never the reason for going there in the first place. There was that whole WMD thing that has been brushed over by GWB and crew. Of course, mention this and the flag and apple pie crowd call you a traitor. A lot of resources are being expended on this war effort so, I started thinking that perhaps if we look at this from an economic point of view we might find out how useless this war has really been. But, I'm no economist and numbers bore the shit outta me so, here goes nothing:
Why is it that this story has been ignored by every major media outlet in America?
These people are wasting our tax dollars, providing little if no services and worst of all they are only there because of their support for GWB. I know how the system works but, there was a time when we prosecuted war profiteers. I suppose you need a president that gives a shit about how the American people are being ripped off in order to stop this type of thing.
Keep in mind though it is not against the law to make all kinds of money even when you are doing a lousy job. http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/degraw/41878
Every CEO has his day regardless of how well he or she runs the company. What matters is securing the contracts and making the investors happy. And quit being such a commie. If making a lousy 100 mil is the compensation that this fella gets well than that’s really only a drop in the bucket http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/evan/41893
If you watch the video Harry Reid did say 320 BILLION and no there haven't been any congressional oversight committees. So What? This war will be nothing more than a "comma" some day according to GWB.
So, what are we fighting for? If you recall from previous posts, I have mentioned the Military Industrial Complex (now referred to as the IRON TRIANGLE) that we were warned against. http://www.sonyclassics.com/whywefight/main.html This is a huge apparatus that influences and effects the everyday lives of common people. So why don't we care about it enough? Why would pictures of Suri Cruise be more important to us than where our money is being spent on this war? http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/11729724/the_low_post_another_tale_of_waste_and_fraud_unpunished/1
How does this madness happen? The same way that it happened throughout the cold war. We spent a lot on propagandizing the Soviet military machine, which scared the shit out of us. So much so, that this Iron Triangle grew out of control, until the Soviets decided they had had enough and were going to take their nukes and go home. That made us the undisputed heavy weight champs of the world but now we have a problem. We are left with an insatiable beast that, with the complicity of our congress (REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT!) and ourselves managed to grow beyond our ability to restrain it. This continues to happen and if we don't pay attention it will not stop any time soon. Maybe this type of website will help but it probably won’t http://iraqforsale.org/senate.php
So, to those who think that the war is a necessity because it's going to make us safer, you should have reason to think again
and again http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/09/26/musharraf.terror/index.html
(Incidentally, I saw this guy on Jon Stewart last night and regardless of what I think of his country, I'd trade him in for GWB any day of the week. He's smarter, wittier and has an opinion based on his knowledge not his apocalyptic paranoia.
and though it won't be until after the elections
“There is an NIE on Iraq. Specifically on Iraq that has been left in draft form at the National Intelligence Council. That is because some of our leaders don't want us to see it until after the election.”
- Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA)
And if you are still wondering if this war is going to make us safer here at home, consider whether or not WE are making Iraquis safer in their homes? http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060927/ts_nm/iraq_mortars_dc