Tuesday, January 09, 2007

afghanistan, iraq, somalia?

You can forget a lot at my age, particulary in a span of several years. But I thought we were fighting terrorism in Afghanistan. Then we were routing out WMD in Iraq. Today, I read that we sent gunships and war planes to Somalia. Yup, Somalia.

Now, I am pretty sure we didn't declare war on Somalia. But apparently the government there says it OK by them if we bomb the crap out of some of their folks. Besides, the deaths were MOSTLY muslim extremists. An occasional newlywed, a 4 year old, well those were "collateral damage" -- you know, you can't make an omelette without breaking some eggs...

What the hell are we doing? If we suspect you of terrorist activity, look out. If you are extreme in your non-Christian religious views, better buy a bomb shelter, cause we are gunning for you.

I do not understand how Bush got carte blanche to do whatever the f*ck he wants to do with our military. I thought you had to , I don't know, get permission or something before you start dropping bombs on other countries... Or is the "War on Terror" so all-encompassing that the Dipshit in Chief can do anything he wants, as long as we are shooting at "suspected terrorists"??

I really think secession is beginning to sound like a good idea....

1 comment:

Kitten Herder said...

For over half a century, it has been our country's accepted (albeit not always so public) foreign policy to intercede in the affairs of other countries if we could prove (or possibly just delude ourselves) that our interests needed to be protected.

The biggest difference between the current administration and previous administrations, on this particular point, is the blatantness with which it pursues 'our interests' and the ineptness it has in either hiding or attempting to hide its actions.

While the prospect of suffering through such policies for two more years does not seem appealing, an impeachment would be even less so. Not only would it be extremely unlikely to succeed, but it would be unimaginable that the VP would be removed at the same time.

The only thing I think could be worse than having W at the helm, would be to have Dick there.