Does anyone else see the irony that the United States forms a Coalition to remove WMD from Iraq when it was the United States who suppled Iraq with weapons during the Iraq-Iran War of the 1980's? Or that the American/Coalition forces in Afghanistan are contending with weaponry that the United States suppled Afghani mujahdeen in the 1980's for fighting against the invading Communist Soviets? What goes around comes around, and you have to face up to your actions. Frothing-at-the-mouth United States uber-Patriots are so bloody annoying because they do not realize the facts that in many cases the bully-tactics of American foreign policy are the very reason that the United States faces so many problems in the first place.
What else really gets my goat is how George W. Bush somehow attempts to claim the moral authority when preaching from his platform that "tyrannical dictators and an axis of evil must be removed who have used chemical weapons on their own people or are seeking WMD...blah blah blah God bless America" Dare we not forget that the United States government has used chemical weapons on it's own citizens? What about the Tuskegee incident in which African-American citizens of the United States were injected with syphilis to see what type of reactions it would cause? Or Agent Orange in Vietnam? Or how about the largest stockpile of WMD on Earth is possessed by the United States? Or that the ONLY country to ever use a nuclear weapon is the United States in August of 1945 when they bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki and incinerated 100,000+ people and subsequently killed thousands more with radiation poisoning? The United States is HARDLY in a place to proclaim being the moral authority.
Right-wing neo-conservatives are so interested in supporting their man that they fail to see hee is reckless and a hypocrite, and very likely inciting another world war or global catastrophe with his cowboy actions.
Syria may be next.. but where does it end? Are the middle-class taxpayers of the United States responsible for footing the bill for nation-building for every nation that has a an evil man in power? Where does it end? Syria? Iran? North Korea? then Saudi Arabia? Jordan? Yemen? Each is known to possess a network of terrorists who operate within the state. How many billions or trillions will the US economy be in the red before Bush starts concentrating on domestic issues instead of policing the entire world?
The media coverage never discusses the economy of Bush in a bad light. After all, it is taboo and unAmerican to criticize a President for his flaws at wartime. Let us look at his track record. He is a convicted drunken driver. His daughters are drug addicts and alcoholics. He did not win the popular vote and won the Presidency in a lawsuit that was questionable at best. How quickly people forget. Bush condemns the corrupt and immoral accounting practices of WorldCom and Enron when he himself committed the same type of insider trading and dumping of stock prior to a fall when he sold his shares in Arbesto/Harken and Spectrum 7 Oil 12 years ago for a 200 percent profit before the company lost millions. He gets into Yale on the good graces of his father who was a US Congressman at the time. Give me a break.
The man was born on third base and thought he hit a triple.
Wake up people. Educate yourselves and stop being blinded by the war machine and the propaganda spoonfed daily in the media.