Wednesday, September 1, 2010
So We are Done In Iraq? Yea Right, Sure, Uh Huh....
No , we are not. We will have forces and bases there forever. We ended fighting in Korea fifty plus years ago, still there, Vietnam, yep, Cuba, yep. Bases in Saudi Arabia, yep.
We are like the relative that comes to visit and forgets to leave. We are not the worlds policeman. We are squatters. Unwelcome. Powerful, but not always. Military might, but many weaknesses. We always fight new wars with old tactics. We do not observe history and learn from it.
But there is more to it. Iraq was about oil. Afghanistan is about a trillion dollars worth of resources. War is about billions of dollars of military spending. War is about depleting the national surpluses and treasures. We will always be at war somewhere. For whatever reason. We live in an Orwelian society with lies and fabrications so much a part of our lives that we have a tendency to ignore or fail to seek out and understand WTF is going on.
How much longer before we are back in Korea? Iran? We plunder and pillage in the name of democracy,
The Taliban will be around forever. We need them to justify what we do.
Sad but true.