Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Candy Asses

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.
--Benjamin Harrison, 23rd U.S, President

"I'm not the expert on how the Iraqi people think, because I live in America, where it's nice and safe and secure."
--George W. Bush, (9/23/04)

To the latter of the above quotes, I would ask, then why are we over there? It also makes me think that perhaps the President has never been to eastside Cleveland, or maybe even parts of his own district, at least not outside of his entourage.

Last night I attended an anti-war talk sponsored by our local Democratic Party. I have no party affiliation since it seems that neither party realistically addresses the needs of Middle America.

This meeting featured the usual angst and rhetoric, but was unwilling to address the illegality of U.S. war policy and Democratic party complicity with the war. Not only is the Democratic party an enabler in Iraq policy, but it is leading the precipitous rush to war with Iran.

The latest drumbeat to war is heard in the murmur that Iranians are helping to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq. This is a most unfortunate and probably true statement, yet it is a meaningless construct. It is likewise obvious that Pakistani assistance to the Taliban leads to U.S. casualties, as do Saudi, Jordanian and Egyptian fighters within Iraq.

If U.S. policy is going to get tough with Iran, then why not just start a general Middle East war and kick everybody's asses. Something akin to the free-for-alls found in a WWF tournament. This would be a fitting legacy for a GWB America.

The Democrats and Republicans must gain a consensus to end the war in Iraq and to prevent further military insanity towards Iran. Iran is another phony issue with which to mesmerize the American public. Fortunately, the European leaders understand this shell game subterfuge.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your site , but..you say.."The DemocraticParty... is leading the precipitous rush to war with Iran."
The neo-cons PNAC, Iran in the "Axis of Evil" speech, Perle and Frums "The End of Evil" book, how can you say The Democratic Party is leading this?
Except for Leiberman, I don't see it.
Please explain.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 12:12:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Hi Buzz,

We're glad you're on board.

I think what Jim means is, he is disappointed that following the mandate from the voters last Fall, Congress is not seeing any protest with teeth. In effect, the Dems are passive, always--sometimes active war supporters. So in this way, they are complicit.

Tomorrow, Jim will add any further thoughts.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 12:31:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...


Jim here: Maybe I'm using too broad of a brush, but all of the Democratic party frontrunners for 2008 are trying to out-tough Bush on Iran, and they are doing this to cover up the fact that they are candy asses.

My definition of "candy-ass" is anyone who espouses war and never carried a rifle.

Thanks for participating, and for your thoughtful comments. Alternate viewpoints are welcome, since we do believe in democracy on this site.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 11:51:00 AM GMT-5  

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