Face down in the gooey hopeyness of happyness… 18 May 2009Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, Afghanistan War, AFRICOM, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Pakistan, WAR!.
Obama – Singapore restaurant promotion – Reuters
I see headlines from the NYT to MSNBC.com that Pahkeestahn is all too likely gonna take our money! and nuke up! Or nuke up more! Congress is worried!
Their jelly spines must be dripping on the carpeting we paid for… they are worried they will slip in their own slime. What else could they be worried about?
I have said it before, this is Condi and her mushroom cloud.
[W]hat I wish was a joke was some of the rest of what’s been coming [into my inbox]…
Like all the mail from supposedly anti-war groups who worked hard to elect Barack Obama on an anti-Iraq war platform, but now, when it comes to escalation in Afghanistan, are lining up in support.
After the president announced the deployment of 4,000 more troops (on top of the extra 17,000 he’s already sent) Jon Soltz, an anti-Iraq war organizer with VoteVets wrote in the Huffington Post: “With today’s announcement President Obama has shown that he ‘gets it.’ That’s why we at VoteVets.org are supporting the plan.” They even have a rah-rah petition going.
Americans United for Change ran hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of anti-Iraq war ads in 2007. But they refused to answer a Washington Post blogger’s question about Afghanistan. Anti-war organizers – and plenty of generals agreed — there was no military solution possible in Iraq. But many of those who got their head round that idea then, seem to believe the opposite is true in Afghanistan, even though Obama’s own advisers say the struggle there can’t be won on the battlefield.
On the website of the liberal Center for America Progress there are no fewer than five articles supporting the president’s policy, including one headlined “Seven Reasons Why We need to Engage in Afghanistan.”
On the Afghanistan deployment, as the Center for Media and Democracy’s John Stauber has pointed out, MoveOn has thus far been silent on Afghanistan.
When MoveOn’s members were recently polled on their priorities for 2009, the subject didn’t apparently make the cut.
Can’t be too surprised over VoteVets.. they were just biding their time til a Woodrow Wilson sort got in… nor can one be surprised at Center for American Progress, which was always a Clinton sourced gambit. Bill openly supported the Iraq invasion, he just did it in the UK press. Then later when the going got tough he did opinion pieces to help his old buddy (Blair) out – again in the UK press.
There is a long list of the so called left collaborators.
Tired illusionists. But – it works quite well.
Jason Ditz takes an already well worn look at the reversals or hedges or somersaults (if you did not watch him and read him closely over the past two years) that Ob has managed in the past few days… but closes with something that is very true:
And where are the Democrats, President Obama’s own party, in all of this? Several have expressed concerns with the president’s ever more hawkish policies, but by and large they’re taking a wait and see approach. To the extent that they have spoken out at all, Sen. Graham et al. have excoriated them as being driven by “hatred of former President Bush.” To the extent the “new” policies greatly resemble the previous administration’s, it seems that the Bush faction’s allegiance lies with the executive, and the real change is the growing reluctance of Democrats to even oppose the policies in theory.
Bingo. Plus most all of the Dems agree and the others are headless chickens. Caged chickens.
Cheney has carried out a several weeks long campaign to influence the WH. And it worked. If any one caught This Week, Liz Cheney ate Katrina van den Heuval for breakfast. Polished her off. KvdH could not even lift her eyes to confront LC (they sat directly across from one another and carried the bulk of the “roundtable”).
How bad is that?
How shameful is that?
If they can run the global wars against terror for a hundred years, they will. Flicking the imagery of “Leader” back and forth – as suits them…
At some point the country will crash and burn… the various rising nations, one supposes, to pick up the pieces, but they, the USA! USA!, can run the 909 mil bases, or however many bases we have in foreign countries, for a long long time…especially as they bleed us to death.
I cannot do a damned thing about any of it, but I sure as hell am not going out face down, gulping in the slap happy cupcake frosting they serve… The pink and green sugar goop of a cheap propaganda play – one that is about killing.