Friday, December 08, 2006

Friday Good- Politics Bad

I know I am a political blogger who has neglected the political landscape for the last few weeks, but seriously how many times can one person say the same things over and over? Everyone and their mother recognizes that Iraq is in a full Civil War and everyone and their mother recognizes that we must change how we have handled the mess we created…Well, everyone but the person whose opinion on this subject matters that is. Bush is still very deep in denial. He still rejects any talk of leaving Iraq regardless of the fact that that is the only way occupations end.

Right now talking about Iraq is like banging your head against a wall- it does nothing but causes yourself pain. It seems Bush is trying to stall so that Iraq will fail on the next President’s watch to be honest. Just like the Republican Congress has done nothing at all this year and are leaving everything for the Democrat Congress to do. That way they can blame the Dems for their failures because the Dems are the ones who voted for it. They have steered our car towards a massive cliff and are handing the wheel to someone else just as the front tires have left the ground. This way they technically are not the ones driving the car over the cliff.

I am sickened by these pathetic attempts by our leaders to save their historical face at the expense of our future and safety. The Demoncraps are just as guilty of this selfish self-preservation instinct as the Rethuglicans. They have let Iraq fail worse than it had to so they could score points against the right and the right is refusing to change anything because they fostered the country’s “flip-flop hatred” and find that it will hurt them now if they reverse course. The right cannot admit they were wrong in their beliefs of how Iraq would respond to our presence. As a result, we true Americans who love this country are left to do nothing but watch our nation go the path of Rome, Greece, and the Soviet Union- collapsing in the face of pride.

This is why I have avoided politics lately. There is nothing good or positive to be said and I am tired of being negative. There is nothing new and nothing being done to change what is old and wrong. Everyone is so convinced they are right that they will not even listen to anyone else so why bother? I think I hear Pop Culture calling me and offering salvation. Come Britney and Paris….maybe “come” is the wrong word.

8 comments:

Serena Joy said...

Everyone is so convinced they are right that they will not even listen to anyone else so why bother?

I understand what you're saying. That's the biggest reason I try to avoid talking politics -- everyone has an opinion on which they're unwilling to waver. It leads to hard feelings and arguments with people you really don't want to argue with.

My personal feeling is that we ought to get out of Iraq ASAP and, in fact, never should have gone in in the first place. A lot of people don't agree with me, and that's fine. It's just an opinion.

RexZeitgiest said...
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RexZeitgiest said...

I can see your opinion Serena, everyone forms theirs by their life experiences.....

So you know, I am Army veteran of the first Gulf War.....On the day they were to send in ground troops, my HumVee broke down....

We stopped in a convoy and were working on the engine.....A E-7 (sargent 1st class) came over to check on us and lend a hand....We were parked on a hill and someone forgot to set their brakes further up the hill.....The vehicles rolled forward and smashed together, crushing us between the HumVee and another vehicle.....

The E-7 died on the scene, the mechanic lost his leg, and I had my left knee crushed.....I have wanted to get Saddam since the day I went to Kuwait, I saw the vicious 'rape of Kuwait' Saddam ordered.....I wanted him dead with every fiber of my being....The fact that he is in a jail cell comforts me......

Everyday since I left the army, I wanted to get Saddam Hussein.....every single day.....

Roxan said...

We were given propaganda and loads of it concerning The Gulf War. It was difficult to separate what is true from what wasn't.
I found out I was pregnant when that war started and watched it unfold on CSPAN. It ended before my son was born. Now here we are again, my son is 15 with no sign of this war ending and that scares me.

RexZeitgiest said...

The destructiona and rape of Kuwait was real, not propoganda....I saw it...

tom sheepandgoats said...

trMicfIn the early years of Hitler’s European aggression (late 1930‘s), British, French & Italian leaders practiced a foreign policy known as appeasement. They acquiesced, back-pedaled, shied away from Nazi agression, feeling Germany had some legitimate grievances from WWI and maybe you could meet them halfway. These statesmen were enormously popular at the time, because they avoided conflict and thus were seen to stand for peace. Had they confronted Hitler from the beginning, there might have been no holocaust and total deaths from the conflict would have been a fraction of the 48 million who ultimately died in WWII. Btu they didn’t want to be seen as warmongers. They wanted peace.

Is the situation with Islamic extremists today the same as in the late 1930’s? I’ve no idea. Serena Joy is right. You only know these things after the event, not before. I don’t write so as to support the current policy. No. I’m not a hawk. But young people today rarely even consider the possibility…it all happened so long before they were around. There are some pretty good parallels. 911 is roughly equivalent to Pearl Harbor. Bush is portrayed as a bloodthirsty fanatic who just likes to kill people. Is he a nutcase or a visionary? History will tell. As for me, I doubt that humans have any answer…every passing year witnesses new peaks in viciousness….and so I believe the answer lies in spiritual themes involving God’s Kingdom, which I most frequently blog about, not politics.

Roxan said...

What happened in Kuwait was tragic and I never denied that it happened. I'm just saying we were told things stateside that turned out not to be true. Is it so much to just tell the truth without embellishing it?

RexZeitgiest said...

I know I saw Americans burning american flags on German tv....I know that was real and not propoganda.....

One persons propganda, is anothers hard and fast truth....