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  •  running on empty tonight (10+ / 0-)
    Far too long, far too many dead, far too little reason for being there.
    7 more bodies coming home......

    Evening, all

    How many more will die before this endless, futile war is over?  Why do so few in congress try to stop the madness of never ending war?

    12 years down and how many more before this insane war ends?

    Come you masters of war -
    You that build the big guns - You that build the death planes - that build all the bombs - You that never done nothin' - But build to destroy - Like Judas of old - You lie and deceive

    You fasten all the triggers - For the others to fire
    Then you set back and watch - When the death count gets higher - You hide in your mansion' - As young people's blood - Flows out of their bodies - And is buried in the mud.

    Let me ask you one question - Is your money that good

    When your death takes its toll - All the money you made
    Will never buy back your soul.

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 05:39:23 PM PDT

    •  I have to think it's permanent. It's always been (7+ / 0-)

      important to control Afghanistan for broader geopolitical purposes and the GWOT seemingly can't end.  How can a war against terror end?  There is no end, it can only end when there is no more terror and relative to how terror is defined, created, remade, and used, it is tailor made to last forever if they want it.  Even repealing the AUMF, which they won't do, or at best will revise it, we'll still have all the infrastructure, laws, etc., that came with it, the Patriot Act, FISA spying, Homeland Security, TSA, etc. that will carry the terrorism mantra forward no matter.  Combined with the resource wars and power struggles with Russia and China, and any other country that doesn't toe the line, I can see this lasting the entire century if they don't blow everything up before then.  

      "The Global War OF Terror is a justification for U.S. Imperialism. It must be stopped."

      by BigAlinWashSt on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 05:55:40 PM PDT

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      •  There is that looming issue of Iran and the red (7+ / 0-)

        lines that have been drawn. And all the new Dem war hawks/mongers in congress to deal with.

        How much money, military equipment did the president have to give Netanyahu to get him to shut up for awhile?

        By the way, in my book, "Tehran Initiative" Iran and Israel both bombed each other within minutes of each other (Israel bombed first, but Iran bombed right back within minutes) which made the president very very angry that Israel bombed first.

        And I still don't know if the US is at war with Iran, but I am finishing the book tonight finally.

        Update to follow.....

        "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

        by allenjo on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 06:12:52 PM PDT

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      •  oh...it's permanent allright (3+ / 0-)

        ever since McGovern got his ass handed to him in his hat in '72, the Democrats have been trying to figure out how to get that stink off of their hands.

        You know the stink..."soft on defense"....that stink.

        You only have to look at this site to see how complete that transformation was.

        IGTN....and so many other diaries that pretty much place the military upon a pedestal and throw rose pedals at it.

        The Left, it seems, learned its Vietnam lessons well...don't criticize the military...it makes you seem unpatriotic.  Of course, there's a whole generation that was raised upon revisionistist imagery and history, and have completely internalized it.  Rambo, anyone?

        But at the end of the day...I don't know what starts a bigger pissing war...Criticizing the armed forced here, or doing so on a distinctly right wing website.

        That war, with a hat tip to the Pentagon, has already been won.

        Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

        by Keith930 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 07:15:25 PM PDT

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    •  evening allenjo... (5+ / 0-)

      yep, as the kids say, i feel ya.

      i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

      by joe shikspack on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 05:58:22 PM PDT

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    •  Rudyard Kipling (2+ / 0-)
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      joe shikspack, ek hornbeck

      learned that lesson in a tragic way when he cheerled the war, urged his son to serve, and lost him.  And he lived with that pain and guilt for the rest of his life. To the best of my knowledge, he owned up for it.  I'll give him that.


      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 09:29:35 PM PDT

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