Thursday, June 9, 2011

Yay, more war!1!!eleven

I'm happy* to see that our glorious leaders are boldly continuing with their quest to be at war with everyone, all the time. This delightful new conflict against the militants rising up against their authoritarian ruler will, no doubt, encourage the militants in other countries we're supporting against their authoritarian rulers. It all makes perfect sense if you don't think about it too hard.

*Not really.

I know this shit is complicated -- the "rebels" in Yemen are supposedly backed/infiltrated by Al Qaeda, so we don't want them to just take over the country. That makes sense. But seriously, can we please stop pretending that "all war, all the time" is completely free of consequences, both fiscal and social/political? There are lots and lots of bad people on the planet. We simply can't bomb all of them, as much as that would give John McCain a stiffy. I think our country is already pretty well doomed to a slow decline, but our current policy of "Oh look, a problem! Let's throw bombs at it!" and "No, sorry, we can't talk about the defense budget, let's cut taxes and get rid of Medicare!" are just going to accelerate that.

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