We’re at War All Right – Right Here at Home
By W. David Jenkins III
never has been a state that has benefited from an extended war."
From Master Sun-Tzu’s “The Art of War.”
John Walsh’s recent article, “Flunking the Art of War,” contained
the above quote and I couldn’t help but see it in a completely different
context from what Walsh had intended. Walsh was obviously and appropriately
applying the ancient wisdom of Sun-Tzu in comparison to our modern day U.S.
President of War- and his complete failure in
Here we are in a situation where we should admire and support a leader in
a time of true crisis: said leader was caught with a mouthful of muffin blurting
his potty mouth simply because he thought the microphone was off. As snarky as
that may sound to some, I think it’s important to look beyond the words that
came from Lord W’s mouth, and recognize what those words really signify.
I don’t believe that
We have lost almost as many innocent American soldiers in
Meanwhile, American cities are still suffering and waiting to rebuild
after a series of natural disasters that found Lord W strumming guitars and
eating birthday cake with an
I could go on, y’know…gas prices, jobs overseas, Abramhoff and Co.,
the stem cell veto etc. but I think we all get the picture. America is not only
worse off than it was six very long years ago, but it’s worse off every single
day that these inept bozos are allowed to call the shots on our behalf.
Which brings us back to Bush’s comments and behavior at the recent G8
Dog and Pony Show. Not only is he devoid of any sense of mutual respect for
other world leaders (how come Pooty Poot didn’t get one of those back rubs?),
but his comments to Blair show his ignorance of the world community and its
workings. The fact that the Leader
of the Free World believes that the solution to the latest Middle East crisis is
to get Syria on the phone and tell them to get Hezbollah to “stop all this sh*t”
shows the world that America is being led by arrogance and ignorance.
there is still a small minority of…okay, Americans…that still believe that
everything is simply fine. Well, okay, things would be a lot better if everybody
would just back off and shut up and let Bush do what Bush wants to do. Hey, New
York Times! Are you listening?
are the same people who think that the terrorists are dumb enough not to have
known that their money trails and phone calls were being monitored until the NY
Times opened their big yap and yet; those terrorists were smart enough to pull
off 9/11 without any “help.”
folks also believe that the deaths of innocents in
is just a small sample of the delusional level that allows the Bush Gang to
maintain what little support they have left. These Bush-Bots are simply too
subservient to realize that their fearless leader has declared war on them by
manipulating their fears. This is
what’s left of Lord W’s base, along with the Halliburtons of the world and a
smattering of PNAC disciples.
of the PNAC….
glaring example of the disintegration taking place within the Bush regime was a
recent publication by Francis Fukuyama, one of the founders of the Project for a
New American Century.
PNAC is, of course, the neo-conservative “think tank” whose wild ideology
was the basis for most of the policies adopted by the Bush administration. Their
goal is to implement a series of strategies and policies which would guarantee
geo-political supremacy for
the efforts to protect and preserve this blind ideology which guides Lord W and
his counsel have left this country divided to a point where we as a people are
at war not only with those with opposing ideals, but within our own ranks –
and for very good reason.
as those on the Left have tossed folks like Joe Lieberman into the same pile as
Wacky Zell Miller, true conservatives are distancing themselves from the
neo-conservatives. While the Left
has concluded that folks like Lieberman, and even Hillary, are little more than
“Republican Lites” undeserving
of any support, those on the Right are waking up to the fact that the wrong
element in their party is in charge and has made a complete mess of everything.
Both sides may be returning to their roots in an effort to return
is a cancer in this country and it has many symptoms:
Coulter, Savage, Beck, Limbaugh, et al, and their supporters make up one
symptom. A pathetic and compliant corporate media is another. The
fact that many Democrats know who won “American Idol” last time, but can’t
name the Attorney General and why he should be behind bars is yet another.
worst of all, is the spineless lack of a real opposition party in this country.
With all that is known – or should be known by those folks – they are still
afraid to use the words “perjury” and “criminal” and “impeach.” And
as long as they refuse to stand up and say what the majority of Americans
already know, then Lord W will continue to wage war on the world, against those
who oppose him and against his very supporters.
and Lord W are right. This country cannot benefit from an extended war whether
it’s in some foreign country or right here at home. And somebody needs to get
on the phone and tell them to “stop this sh**.”
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