Thursday, December 27, 2007

Mission Unaccomplished

The global war on terror isn't nearly as successful as the war of terror. The war on terror kills innocent civilians and restricts the peoples rights in a futile effort to outsmart the desperate, meanwhile the war of terror claims important victims, one right after the other. I had a bad feeling about her return from the beginning. Now Benazir Bhutto is dead (they had an obituary ready for a 54 year old woman), at the hands of one of those suicide bombers that are so popular in the Middle East. What a freakin' shame. Hopefully the damage can be contained otherwise this could be one of those World War starter situations since fanatics always prefer the extreme solution.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch (Christmas at Camp David, New Years in Crawford. Tough life.), the usual confusion ensues. My Pet Goat all over again. Nobody could have foreseen, yada, yada, yada. Please don't tell me that the fall back plan isn't to leave the Middle East as a flaming ball of goo and hope it doesn't spread to our shores. But it probably is.

What exactly has the war on terror accomplished other than spending money we don't have? According to Ted Stevens, currently the Republican Senator from Alaska, the physical war is costing us 15 billion a month. Which is more than the Congressional Research Service (CRS, with obviously poor memories) estimates. You would think that our soldiers lives were as precious as those who perished on 9/11, but you would be wrong. Most of that money is being spent to buy or repair war toys because they don't think they are going to get as much money next year. I don't know why, they've gotten everything they've asked for so far.


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