Sorry if my calculus offends you, or if it's just too much to get your head around. Allow me to offer my apologies to any of you who subscribe to Hallmark card notions regarding the manner in which the United States, the world's only remaining military super power, operates on the world stage. U.S. soldiers aren't firing off their M-4s, and pilots aren't strafing the enemy from state of the art aircraft, for Democracy, baseball, motherhood, apple pie, or for any once glorious Detroit auto manufacturers now in receivership. We are doing it for purposes that have nothing to do with anything but the raw, naked, exercise of power, and our fear of losing it before sundown tomorrow.
The military con game is easily equivalent, if not greater in scope, than the scams enacted on behalf of AIG, the big banks, and one erstwhile investment bank in particular. If anything, U.S. war machine operations are worse, if for no other reason than they involve people dying horribly violent deaths on a regular basis. And where there isn't copious death, there is the only slightly less heart rending permanent maiming and wounding, physically and mentally, of young men and women in the full flush of youth. Bravo, America!
And now, as if this horrid state of affairs weren't enough, we have this to contend with. How dare you, you disgusting, pathetic, excuses for public servants, David Obey and Carl Levin, even suggest that we should pay to expand our ghastly, wrongheaded, monstrosity in Afghanistan. How dare you wrap yourself in sanctimonious appeals for sacrifice on behalf of this sham of a sham military operation. The logic from these cretinous mountebanks, "If we have to pay for the health care bill, we should pay for the war as well" is truly vomit inducing swill of the lowest order. Can anyone not see the problem, the lack of coherence- and that is being kind- in such a statement?
If not, let me help.
1.) BESIDES YOU, AND YOUR JACKDAW ILK, WHO ARE IMPOSING YOUR SCREWED UP "HEALTH CARE" SCHEME ON THE NATION, WHO SAID WE EVEN HAD TO HAVE THIS BILL, LET ALONE PAY FOR IT?
2.) DON'T YOU THINK THAT IT MIGHT MAKE A SMIDGEN MORE SENSE TO BRING OUR TROOPS HOME, THAN TO ADD SOME (PROSPECTIVELY FOUR OR FIVE DIGIT) NUMBER OF SOLDIERS-MANY OF WHOM WILL VERY LIKELY REQUIRE INORDINATE AMOUNTS OF CARE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES- TO THE, AS YET CREATED, AND SURE TO BE OVER BURDENED, NEW HEALTH CARE SYSTEM?
WELL, DON'T YOU?
FOLKS, IT'S TIME TO RID OURSELVES OF THE FEDERAL LEGISLATURE BEFORE THEY DO US ALL IN! YES, I AM AFRAID IT HAS COME TO THAT! AND NO, I AM NOT JOKING!