Sunday, January 25, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
So this is change.
I guess the joke is on the antiwar community.
ABCNews is reporting that five American missiles struck facilities in Nouth and Sorth Waziristan on Friday afternoon, killing at least 22 people, according to Pakistani intelligence officials.
The Pakistani foreign ministry formally objected to this attack, claiming that civilians had been killed: "With the advent of the new U.S. administration it is Pakistan's sincere hope that the United States will review its policy and adopt a more holistic and integrated approach towards dealing with the issue of terrorism and extremism."
Didn't the American people just elect an "antiwar" candidate?
One thing that the elections of the past few years have revealed is that Americans are sick and tired of committing their young men and women to fight incredibly costly wars in far away places that never seem to end.
So why is Barack Obama planning to send up to 30,000 MORE troops to Afghanistan in 2009?
Didn't U.S. politicians learn anything from the mistakes in Iraq?
The American people were absolutely disgusted with George W. Bush and his warmongering policies.
So why is Barack Obama quickly becoming the new George W. Bush?
Americans are tired of war and they don't want to police the world and they don't want to station troops in dozens of different countries like they are currently doing.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll that was taken from August 29-31 asked the following question:
"Do you favor or oppose the U.S. war in Iraq?"
Favor the war: 35%
Oppose the war: 64%
Americans clearly do not support the Iraq war, and in fact Americans do not want to commit troops to any endless conflicts.
That seems clear enough.
So why is Barack Obama bringing so many hawks into his administration? Rahm Emanuel (an incredibly fierce opponent of the anti-war wing of the Democratic party), Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, and retired Marine General Jim Jones are just some of the names that have the antiwar crowd up in arms.
The American people thought once they got George W. Bush out of office all of this warmongering would be over.
The reality is that Barack Obama and Joe Biden can't wait to commit American troops to even more places.
Yes, they fooled middle America with talk about withdrawing SOME of the troops from Iraq "eventually".
But listen to what Obama said in a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center:
"My plan would maintain sufficient forces in the region to target al Qaeda within Iraq."
The truth is that the United States will have some troops in Iraq throughout Obama's administration.
Plus, Obama has now promised to send up to 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan.
In addition, during the campaign Obama talked openly about bombing Pakistan.
It didn't take him long to fulfill that campaign promise, now did it?
Obama has talked how war may be needed with Iran.
Obama has talked about how he may need to commit American troops to Sudan.
Many Americans do not even know that the United States is fighting a "secret war" inside Somalia and may need to send more troops there.
Joe Biden has mentioned several times how America should have sent troops to Lebanon.
And both Obama and Biden openly threaten Russia every chance they get.
Plus don't forget that Obama wants to add 100,000 new troops to the U.S. military.
No, Obama and Biden appear to be warmongers on the level of Bush and Cheney.
The real question is when are the American people going to get sick of this nonsense and start demanding that the politicians do what they want?
If you are against all of this warmongering, please get this article out to as many people as you can.