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Really? First time?Watch CBS Evening News and the Today Show more often. This same story runs everyday.
It was a good show.I agree with Dave that most broadcast media has kept away from this story. Now that mid term lame duck elections are only a year away many Repubs are posturing themsselves, some might say covering themselves, by asking the three hundred billion dollar question. How long? Was it worth it? Did we win anything by going to war? Mind you their being forced to ask these questions, because the democrats will gladly ask - even if they supported the war too. In the old days war, which is organized theft, would have paid off. We would have just kept rolling through town after town until there was no authority left in the Middle East. There would have been starving masses which we would have allowed to starve. We would have mercilessly wiped out all resistance simply by killing any males over the age of eight, and any female that looked at us crosswise would have been gang raped, and then killed. We would have propped up an ethinic minority into power, and rewritten the history of the region in one fell swoop. Thus is how great our military power. We would have nuked Pakistan. We would have shipped oil back home, and gasoline would be fifty cents a gallon. There would be no more islamic terrorism, simply because there wouldn't be anyone alive to carry it out. We would have cut a deal with the Chinese, and Russia over the spoils. A real dictator could have done this with the military might of the United States. Mind you, we'd be hated, and feared around the world for generations to come. The point of all this is that the war, and the money, and lives spent on it so far hasn't resulted in the destruction of our enemy, the plundering our our enemy's treasure, and natural resources. The common folk who pay their taxes haven't seen anything but flag draped coffins, and debt from this limited vietnam like engagement. We can't say we've gained anything by having taken Iraq. And all the lies that were simply that about why we went to war have fallen by the wayside. No we went to war by being sold on things that never were, or will never will be - and a lot of money was spent, and thousands of lives were lost in the process. Now most Americans are beginning to wonder - how long until the next terrorist attack, since all the money could have been spent defending America. In a way limited war doesn't make a whole lot of sense from an economic standpoint, and only seems to make sense from a political standpoint. I'm sure this administration would have wanted to go on to Iran, and Syria, but found that politically impossible - they barely pulled off Iraq, and that has cost of plenty. JeromeProphet www.jeromeprophet.blogspot.com
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