Iraq, Afghanistan. . . Despair!
I invite you to watch the three videos. . . no I beseech you to do so. These represent "victory" for the Bush Administration and by extension for John McCain. Don't let anyone tell you the lie that the "Surge" (increased number of troops) was a success. The drop in violence in Bagdhad is the result of moving communities behind blast walls and bribing fomer Sunni militia to "keep the peace". Also, as many as one and a half million Iraqi's have died while four million have fled the country. Who is left worth killing!
The ordinary Iraqi suffers terribly, living day to day.
After all the lies were exposed that justified this war, we now know it was an effort to control Iraqi oil, which has not yet been accomplished thanks to Iraqi nationalism. It has been a criminal war from the beginning. The Americans have long ago outlasted what little welcome they had. Sadly, there is little they can do to repair the damage they have done except leave sooner rather than later.
One despairs knowing there is little difference between Republican and Democrats when it comes to Iraq. Both parties believe that militarism is the way to meeting America needs. Might is right. If you have the power you are obliged to use it to justify your right to have it.
Now, we hear Barak Obama, the advocate for peace, wants to widen the war in Afghanistan with more military muscle and manpower. Even widening the war into Pakistan if necessary.
Surely the Russians demonstrated this is a policy that goes nowhere. It only brings death and suffering on the Afghanis. This only repeats the mistakes of Iraq, in a country where the invasion and occupation is not welcomed.
So view these videos and know that five years from now similar videos could tell the same story in Afghanistan.
Walls, walls and more walls.