Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan’

Is the GOP a Threat to National Security?

by Rabble Rouser

Is the GOP a Threat to National Security?  Did the wars make us more secure?  Some argue, it has actually made us less safe.

"The woman who sent a picture of American caskets from Iraq that ran in the Seattle Times (and was then spread around the Web) got fired for it. During the Bush/Cheney regime, the public were not allowed to see the horrors of war." via: The Memory Hole

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November 2012

Two Wars, Shorted Economy, Civil Unrest.

by TBird

As two seemingly endless wars drag on, infighting in our country has reached fever pitch.  As our enemies continue to plot on ways to kill us all, many would rather be drumming up racial tensions, so we take our eye off the real threats facing us – a forgotten war, the bloodiest, longest war, in Afghanistan.  Only now revived, surging ahead with Patraeus.  We’ll see if he can fix it.  It’s been the lower war on the totem pole, as Iraq seemed to have gotten the most attention, and resources.

Then there’s the bit with the economy.  Seems a lot of people are getting very rich by shorting the market and betting on those shorts.  Doesn’t really matter what political party they’re in, because crooks will be crooks of all stripes.  If they can find a way to scam, they’ll scam.  There’s a reason we had the Glass Stegal regulations for Wall St.  This happened before.  They deregulated banking, took away Glass Stegal, and all hell’s broken loose again.

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August 2010