Our troops have been put into an untenable position, sending them into a war without the proper political process, so that the American people are completely out of touch with their struggle and sacrifice, as if we forgot that THEY ARE OUR CITIZEN SOLDIERS.
THAT IS THE WRONG WAY TO GO TO WAR.
It puts our troops in an inferior position to highly motivated cultists, who do have a political motive and goal as strange and impossible as theirs might be. Still, it provides them with a certainty of purpose that our soldiers deserve to have as well, as a matter of fact A CLEAR POLITICAL OBJECTIVE IS ESSENTIAL TO A STRONG EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. Eisenhower and George Washington knew that well, both were presidents who were also field commanders. But, instead, we send our soldiers out there to find the political meaning of their war, for themselves.
It’s despicable, and it’s bi-partisan. Democrats and Republicans do not show one wit of difference between the two of them when it comes to stupid wars.
Extreme Republicans want to shoot first and ask questions later, so who can follow them except, some gun-happy war mongers, and “get along” Democrats are easily pressured by the war mongering right wing extremist of the Republican Party, simply because they don’t want to be seen as soft on the enemy. Thus, they are easily manipulated, to the point that there is no difference between the two in terms of foreign policy and foreign wars.
Since, the end of the Second World War, Democrats go to war as easily as Republicans, and I am here to call them both out on this matter of senseless war, without achievable purpose or end.
Lyndon Johnson, a Democrat didn’t want to seem to be soft on communist because he would lose the election to the Republicans. So, we got the Vietnam War out of him, when he was really more interested in the War On Poverty. President Obama did not want to be considered soft on the war on terror either, and lose the reelection to the Republicans, so thus, he continued the War in Afghanistan. Bush got pressured by Chaney, the ambassador of the Military-Industrial Complex, and suddenly, we have weapons of mass distraction in Iraq.
3 trillion dollars later, we leave anyway.
When we could have left just as easily 60 days after we got there. That would have been within the Presidents prerogative. Under our War Powers Act, he has 60 days, and then, we need a Declaration Of War by the congress, which requires a political process that will get the whole country involved and behind our troops.
I don’t even want to go into the reasons we went into Iraq, and in whose interests we fought, because that is as far from the point as it could be.
What is the point, what is of greatest importance NOW, are the lives of our idealistic service people who are at this moment in harms way, without the consolation of political certainty, a political certainty that they would have had, if this had not been just another war of foreign policy.
WARS OF FIREIGN POLICY ARE THE KINDS OF WARS IN WHICH OUR BRAVE AND IDEALISTIC SERVICE PEOPLE, THE BEST ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE IN THE WORLD, are treated as just a pawn in their game.
Join with me to stop this. Join with me, and bring our troops home to fight another day in a properly declared war with political support and the whole country engaged, when the whole country has some skin in the game, not just our loyal CITIZEN SOLDIERS.
EVERYONE MUST BE ENGAGED OR NO WAR.
That being the case, we must get them out now. We have to regroup and think through our strategy once we have them home as fast as humanly possible. The generals will say that is is even more dangerous to bring them home than to let them say, but be wise my fellow patriots, and REMEMBER THAT WAR IS TOO IMPORTANT TO BE LEFT TO THE GENERALS.
Troops out now of Afghanistan and Iraq, and home for summer!
TROOPS HOME FOR SUMMER!