Rumsfeld, Cheney, Kissinger et al are still fighting the cold war— in Iraq.
Just one small problem: the ‘enemy’ isn’t.
This confilct is a guerilla war and, as in Vietnam, the cold warriors are, once again, getting their asses kicked.
That this current strategy will lose is plainly obvious to all, except to these dinosaurs.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the opposition has successfully executed a very capitalist notion: find a niche or weakness and exploit it.
To the max.
Instead of fighting them, maybe they should consider giving Osama a medal for showing the US how to fix their cognitive leaks.
Instead, leadership on this side of the conflict just keeps trying to enlarge the hole.
Is that batshit crazy or what?
Unfortunately this executive administration is asleep at the wheel (HELLO – WAKEY WAKEY – hmmm, the lights are on, but nobody’s home). Oblivious, they continue to hit the food pellet button, unable to comprehend how they’re slavishly fulfilling their own peculiar neuroses.
Repeating the same mistake, over and over, is certainly what their benefactors desire. Daddy Warbucks is more than happy to pat Clueless and Adamant on their back, whispering sweet nothings like “the US is they best equipped force in the history of the world,” and encourage further forays out into the center ring.
But when you get your ass handed to you, c’mon already. How many times does it take to see your benefactors sitting there on the sidelines trying to maintain a straight face, fools?
Is someone needing to take a gnarly shit?
Fighting terrorists with ‘technological marvels,’ conceived during a different time and place- and all too late for the that party- is proving futile.
The proof is in the fact that the US and other ‘allied nations’ are simply losing against these highly mobile, unseen, and adequately outfitted (an AK-47 costs $50, a pair of night goggles about $2000) terr-uillas.
That’s the result when the American electorate isn’t informed enough to elect leaders who are at least clued in. Having leaders who are more comfortable resorting to violence instead of intelligence, and fight fire with fire, is comparable to being led by (Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, take your pick).
Soon, the nation they were elected to serve, could end up the same way, if the electorate doesn’t wake up to the facts and do more than elect a slim majority.
Even the media networks which love to
kiss-ass cheer like extensions of the administration speak about ‘terrorists’ as if they were convetional forces (“Al-Qaida’s man in Iraq” ) in an attempt frame it all in terms they can understand (i.e. a conventional war), the reality- “a misadventure with unforeseen consequences-” being far too complex for such small minds.
The Clueless adminstration has failed to live up to it’s responsibility to the public it serves, and at the public’s considerable expense (the Bushes and Cheney’s et al should be receive a big invoice for our trouble).
Perhaps Iraq was little more than an excuse to use up supply in order to manufacture anew to fill the pipeline- at outrageous expense. It’s easy to be cynical about motives, when there were so many outrageous lies and miscarriage of justice to underscore the deceit and mischief.
Certainly those the profit by the war are savvy enough to keep their profile low, hide behind the curtain of patriot, and while everyone’s looking at the diversion they’ve created, busily line their pockets because they’vere managed to fabricate their own private key to the treasury.
They’re all so really good at making shit up, and Americans are so accustomed to a steady diet of shit.