Monday, June 16, 2014

BOOTS ON THE GROUND!

I want to apologize right off the bat. Just this afternoon, I posted "Do You Like Iranian Cuisine," and here I am again, ranting about this abhorrent Iraq thing. As the mother and mother-in-law of American troops, I am irate. As an American citizen, I am irate. As a rational human being, I am irate. And you should be, too!

A mere 48 hours or so ago, my husband and I watched as President Barack Obama vowed NOT to put troops on the ground in Iraq. This evening in the middle of my perfectly good "this is how much we're paying for crappy service" demonstration, complete with online articles and emails -- my husband is a bit of a saint, yes. Why do you ask? Anyway, mid-tirade I see this:

More US troops to Iraq; special forces considered. I read the headline, and my unbelievably captive husband says, "I thought we weren't putting any troops on the ground." OK, so it's not just me. I Google it. Yup, he said that.

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS SO WONDERFUL ABOUT THIS ADMINISTRATION?? During Obama's first campaign I was virtually (maybe completely) accused of being a racist -- "Why do you have a problem with a black President?"

"I'm not talking about a black President, I'm talking about an incompetent President!"

Others wanted to cheer me into agreement, "There's history being made here," and then shame me into participation, "Don't you want to be a part of history?"

"Seriously? Even BAD history?"

I had always been taught to pray for our leadership, even those with whom you do not agree. So, when President Obama took office I continued to pray for our country and its Administration. I even began to think he might just turn out to be as competent a POTUS as he is an orator. Yeah, I admit it was not during my most lucid moments, but one can always hope, right?

Well, here we are, and Joe Isuzu is at it again. Remember him? He'd tell outrageous lies, and beneath him on the screen, "(He's lying)". Yeah, no kidding.

I know this is linked above, but I just have to show you this:

"President Barack Obama notified Congress Monday that up to 275 troops could be sent to Iraq to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the American Embassy in Baghdad. About 170 of those forces have already arrived and another 100 soldiers be on standby in a nearby country until they are needed, a U.S. official said.
While Obama has vowed to keep U.S. forces out of combat in Iraq, he said in his notification to Congress that the personnel moving into the region are equipped for direct fighting.
And separately, three U.S. officials said the White House was considering sending a contingent of special forces soldiers to Iraq. Their limited mission - which has not yet been approved - would focus on training and advising beleaguered Iraqi troops, many of whom have fled their posts across the nation's north and west as the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency has advanced in the worst threat to the country since American troops left in 2011."
Some on the way, some on standby, and possibly even a second wave. Folks, we are here days after he said we would not be! And still he assures we "will not be dragged into another war." The things he promised, the criticisms he made regarding previous Administrations, all the bait that Americans swallowed with each campaign -- it's biting us in the tin can. WAKE UP!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have had enough of these political popularity contests every four years. I have had enough of folks being so wrapped up in Kimye they can't tell a crap from a cream puff -- granted there haven't been many "creams" lately -- but if state and local elections weren't just as bad, we would have weeded these jerks out a long time ago.

Look, I realize, some dictators and factions are a threat to all of society and must be stopped at all costs. I even know all about "They came for the Socialists, and I did not speak up..." I get it. But didn't someone also say that doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result, is insanity? I wonder what a group rate would cost at a place like McLean Hospital?

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