After ten bloody years in Vietnam, America finally pulled out in 1975. We left the country bombed out, Agent Orange-contaminated and a trail of 2.1 million corpses of men, women and children. We suffered 58,300 young menís deaths and another 350,000 horribly injured. Because of P.T.S.D., another 200,000 combat troops who left Vietnam in one piece--- later committed suicide. This is a kind of blowback*. Millions more remain divorced, homeless, drunk and  mentally distressed on streets across America. With all our wars, we did  nothing to make the world a better place! Later, Robert McNamara, the architect of the Vietnam, in his book Fog of War said, 'I made a mistake.' Ten years ago, George W. Bush, arrogantly and without valid purpose---  idiotically attacked Iraq with the same immorality and ignorance as Lyndon Baines Johnson attacked Vietnam. Gulf of Tonkin and Weapons of Mass Destruction--- both a bunch of balderdash. Bush should stand trial for war crimes against humanity. He created tens of thousands of 'Newtown, CT' events in Iraq. The boy who did Shady School shooting was a video game addict! Barack Obama promises to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014--- two years after he killed Osama bin Laden. Result: more bombings and drone attacks that create hundreds of 'Newtown, CT' slaughtering events of Afghanistan families and other innocents. It would mean hundreds of added deaths to our finest young men and women in military uniform. Social scientists expect at least 150,000 to 200,000 more suicides from former combat troops that served in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the U.S. Army and Marine Corps today, an average of four men commit suicide 24/7. War scrambles a personís mind.

For all the wasted lives, the stupidity and the futility of the Afghanistan War, isnít it about time we pick up and leave that God-forsaken Islamic crazy place? We havenít accomplished anything in 10 years--- why spend another two years wasting money, lives and resources?

This president and our U.S. Congress show themselves as incompetent, arrogant, stupid and out of touch with reality. OR they show themselves as the total bought pawns of the weapon-profiteering oligarchs.

There's a metaphor that fits Afghanistan and Iraq perfectly: if you stick your hand in a bucket of water, your hand will displace the water and raise the level of the water in the bucket while you remain. As soon as you take your hand out of the water, the water and conditions will return to their original levels. In other words, you did nothing whatsoever to change anything in the bucket of water.

As soon as we left Iraq, they returned to squabbling, fighting, bombing and killing each other. BUT NOW IN TECHNICOLOR AND CINERAMA compared to before. The Muslims have slaughtered the Christians and run them out. The Kurds separated themselves into a distinct region. The Sunnis and the Shiites cut each otherís throats daily. They havenít passed a constitution. We didn't make the world safe for democracy. We parboiled the country and left everybody in it scorched!

As soon as we leave Afghanistan, and we will leave one day, they will return
to war lords, their usual illiteracy, horrible treatment of their women and
the customary Islamic barbaric Sharia law of that culture and easily enlist
soldiers due to that photograph above, memory of their dead babies.
So bottom line, we brought only death and destruction to both countries
and we accomplished nothing of enduring good except to stir up vipers' nests.

We suffered 4,400 deaths in Iraq, over 2,000 deaths in Afghanistan and
climbing and we have wasted $1 trillion for starters while we have destroyed
the lives of thousands of our young people in uniform. All in all, arenít
you sickened by war and the futility of it in the Middle East? We donít win;
we donít lose; we just keep killing and being killed. And our GI's come home
psychopathically derranged, suicidal, that is the big death count from these two
wars. G.I. SUICIDES.

Mark Weisbrot, co-director for the Center for Economic and Policy Research,
said, 'Even worse, many military officers later join the boards and
executive suites of military contractors, where they rake in millions making
corporations like Boeing, General Dynamics and Raytheon richer at taxpayer
expense, and sometimes promoting war itself on the network newsÖour
military-industrial complex is as corrupt and rotten as any institution of
Americaís broken democracy, and more deadly than most in its consequences.'

Not one single, logical or positive reason remains to continue in
Afghanistan or anywhere around the world. We bleed by a thousand cuts to our
own citizens. We suffer hemorrhaging of our lives, our resources, our
morality, our spirituality and our face to the world.

Why wait until the end of 2014 to pull our hand out of the 'bucket' of the
Middle East? Letís leave that tortured land today. Give them back their
countries, their choices, their way of life and their freedoms to choose
their own fates.

You should be insulted that they ininundate our boys with video games featuring
killing, murder, destruction so that these boys are readier to enlist in the military.
You should be insulted that the oligarchs plundered Wall Street and through it,
Joe Sixpack so that your children would be jobless, uneducated and HAVE to
enter the military. Take time to speak up on this Perpetual War Economy issue.

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'Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking
the truth, for being correct. Never apologize for being correct, or for
being years ahead of your time. If you are correct and you know it, speak
your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the
truth.' -Gandhi

article above by Frosty Wooldridge usually a Jew/Mex hating bigot but he's right on this issue.

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SPEAKING OF * BLOWBACK. Did you know that our military created Ho Chi Minh!. He was our boy in China used during WWII, we armed him, trained him. He was OUR MAIN SECRET GENERAL to NAIL JAPAN. What kinda guy did we pick? HO had been to Moscow for college, was a total Communist, yet Marxist HO CHI MINH WE teach the art of war? We do this daily, arming madmen in Africa and Latin America. We invented #(%*)!@ Osama BIN LADEN, He was our top 'general vis a vis Russia in Afghanistan. WE PAID HIM, made him rich, armed him, trained him. Were we crazy? We hire the biggest Scorpion, THINK that we made him OUR Scorpion and don't forsee him just becoming the Super Scorpion wreaking vengeance on us for some inscrutable reason? Tell me that we didn't forsee the whole MUSLIM THING?? Why is it that our hireling wetwork specialists give us back GIGANTIC new wetwork wars? It would seem that what our oligarchs, pols and military have done is to create an endless UNCLE SAM SCHOOL of WAR! We've made a gigantic 'KILLING GAME  NETWORK OF SCHOOLS' over the entire planet! We give little boys everywhere their 'entrance exams' as video games and Hollywood Top Gun flicks. Cretins sign up to join! World Wars are becoming more and more a game of fast trigger fingers and fast computer MOUSES (sic) working DRONES and for THAT JOB we have prepared not only our own kids but those of every single third world country! America is the Caesar who gets murdered by his own Palace Guard. She has sealed her own doom. The malcontents of any religion can get us now, even here on our sheltered isolationist shore! ANTHRAX coming to your community via a computerized drone. SUPER FLU doused on your suburbs from something that looks like a chicken hawk.

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