Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday May12, 2012...I have to agree

I have to agree with this article from  It looks like we've committed ourselves to another dumb war of attrition for the upcoming decade.  I believe we need to pull out right now.  Our presence is not accomplishing anything good.

23 Years in Afghanistan -US Drains It’s Economy

Posted on May 1, 2012 by politicol
23 Years in Afghanistan -US Drains It’s Economy
A surprise May Day Announcement live from Kabul, Afghanistan a country steeped in the illegal opium drug trade, a country George W. Bush invaded on October 7, 2001 was the scene for President Obama’s announcement.
Obama had to make an unannounced visit today for his own security and he arrived to sign an agreement assuring another 12 years of  the US military presence in Afghanistan until the year 2024.That indicates the amount of security and progress made after 11 years of US occupancy, will another 12 years make a difference?
The entire facade that the US is winning the war in Afghanistan is a farce, when a series of attacks in recent weeks proves the country is yet unstable and likely to remain divided amongst tribal rivalry.
Many Americans will be dead by then of the incessant poverty that has spread over America, some will die after knowing this country has been at war for 23 years of their lives. The US has and will be in Afghanistan for 23 years at the end of Obama’s agreement and at a cost in today’s dollar value of 2 Billion dollars per week! 
For the next 12 years at that rate the United States will have spent 1.248 Trillion dollars protecting a corrupted country that will never have peace, never stop harboring terrorist and will never be any better than it is today from that investment.
President Obama has captured Osama Bin Laden but he was not in Afghanistan, he was found and killed in Pakistan. Essentially, Obama has continued with the supremely colossal military mistakes of his predecessor George W. Bush and has had no spine in confronting the facts of life, we simply do not have “The Money”. Obama is compounding the errors of Bush and the mission was wrong from the beginning on October 7, 2001.
Not only did Obama sympathize with Bush’s invasion he augmented the numbers by ordering an additional 33,000 troops in 2009 into Afghanistan. Obama also kept Canada, the UK involved and other countries to chip into the effort, causing deficits in both countries.
The US Dragged Other Countries into Major Deficits for Afghanistan
Canada and the UK both are facing crushing deficits which in turn are causing drastic cuts to social pensions, healthcare and the loss of jobs for their efforts in Afghanistan. Both countries are facing increasing opposition to Afghanistan involvement and their losses are into the billions of dollars. For every dollar plus the interest charges,  that does make it’s way to Afghanistan, it is one dollar less going to student loans, infrastructure, jobs, green energy, education, pensions and to the domestic economy.
For a Democrat who ran on ending he war, ending the deficit, ending corporate influence -President Obama has failed on all accounts and continues to enrich the military industrial complex with riches beyond compare, another gold mine in 12 more years of military occupation of Afghanistan.
Who Gets Rich off of War
The military corporations, the military industrial complex, companies that make bombs, tanks, bullets, guns, drones and all the hardware, uniforms all say Thank You Very Much to Barack Obama for giving us another 12 years of guaranteed profits by their best buyer: The US Government.
Why he would increase the length of the war, without permission without consultation with the American public, whom he is supposedly serving, this comes as a slap in the face to most Democrats. Coupled with the expense of Iraq, the Return on Investment is the same: Nothing.
Americans Want the War Ended Now
A recent poll shows 75% or more of the American public want the wars to end, they want their money to be invested in American poverty, education, infrastructure and the economy to produce jobs. These results show both Republicans and Democrats and Independents want the wars ended period. The negativity of wars include the returning wounded which also drains the economy plus the shedding of US blood, in an ungrateful, hostile country that the Russians left several decades ago.
From the NY Times: “Among Democrats, 68 percent said the war was going somewhat or very badly, compared with 38 percent in November. But the poll found that Republicans were more likely to want to stay in Afghanistan for as long as it would take to stabilize the situation: 3 in 10 said the United States should stay, compared with 2 in 10 independents and 1 in 10 Democrats. ”
The war mongers in the Republican party namely Sen. John McCain and Peter King both applauded President Obama for his agreement to add another 12 years of profiteering for their campaign donors. One can only assume Barack Obama the said President that acts without public approval, did the same damn thing. Tonight the MIC will be partying more than the Government Services did in Vegas, they will party like it’s 2024!!
For this he will pay at the polls -for turning his back on Americans, by inducing enormous deficits, by borrowing and financing a war on a credit card where the banker China, is only too happy to see the misbegotten path this President is taking this country.
The announcement came as a shock to most Americans, when the cost is so very high, to the tune of 2 billion dollars per week that is costing American taxpayers. 
Do the Math:
At 2 billion per week, for 52 weeks per year, for 12 years = 1.248 Trillion dollars going to a foreign country who’s main export is illegal drugs.
1.2 Trillion Dollars Would Wipe Out the Entire US Student Debt
The same 1.2 Trillion that would wipe out the entire student debt of American students at home. Where are the priorities here? Where on earth does Obama get off draining the economy, refusing to end the financial benefits to the military industrial complex? Where did he get anyone’s permission?
The country is already in 15 trillion dollars of debt from which it will never recover and another financial global crisis is eminently predicted by the looks of the EU which is unable to stabilize Europe. Until another 12 years more American soldiers will be deployed killed, and lives will be destroyed for what?
The military has been on their 4th, 5th and 6th tours and is exhausted both morally and spiritually and when they come home, they will need enormous expensive health care.
Once again, Osama Bin Laden wins – he’s decimated the US economy for another 12 years. Enjoy it folks, Romney would have done the same.

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