For me, at least, the winding down of this war demands a great scream of outrage, a reflection of the scream that has pounded through my own head from the night I sat up and watched the “shock and awe” bombings that began the thing . Wrapped in every form of death, degradation, and corruption, the War in Iraq is and always will be a a stain on our national history, an emblem of hubris and greed. The President can’t say any of that, and probably wouldn’t even if he felt he could. He’s a milder person than I am. …Continue reading →
Are you sometimes confused about where John McCain stands on Iraq? Is he a maverick standing up to Bush, or is he one of Bush’s staunchest supporters? Jed Lewison of the Jed Report has done us all a huge favor by putting together clips of McCain explaining his views on Iraq through the years. Listen and learn.
Barack Obama intends to bring the troops home from Iraq. John McCain, on the other hand, wants to maintain a permanent military presence there. Everything else is details, and while details matter, you shouldn’t let them obscure this basic, profound difference between the candidates.
And he speaks for me, too. Then there’s this whole business of liberals who are accused of “rooting” for failure in Iraq. I’m sorry, but the next pundit who whips that one out should have his balls stuffed down his throat. You cocksuckers beat the drum to send these kids to war, and then you turn around and accuse us of rooting for them to die? Fuck you for even thinking that. We’re Americans just like you. You don’t have the right to get us into this mess and then turn around and call us traitors. Your credibility is long …Continue reading →