Why we war how we war

Posted: 05/14/2011 in Truth

In Dwight Eisenhower’s last letter to America as president he wrote:

This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.

Eisenhower warned us.  Right there he warned us that if we were not diligent in our duties as Americans we would suffer grave consequences.  As a country we have been far less than diligent.  The total influence he referenced is now governed by politicians paid by lobbyists of corporations, who care not for the citizens of this country, but live only for their god of over indulgence.

Americans have been led down a road of self destruction by the politicians who promise to honor us with their service.  Instead of brilliantly leading us into the future because they are supposedly the best minds our country has to offer, they continuously suppress creativity and innovation, unless it has to do with the building of weaponry.  Our politicians are better actors than anything Hollywood has to offer.  They have convinced most of America that they have our best interests at hand.  Nothing could be farther than the truth.  Our politicians have become best at pushing fear.  It started in the sixties with the threat of nuclear war.  Nuclear war was the original Osama Bin Laden and it had a great run.

Of course when good ole Ronnie Raygun tore down that Berlin Wall all by himself it was time for a new war.  Enter the war on the drugs.  The drug war was great, it helped us finance other real wars that we were fighting i.e. Iran – Contra and in Afghanistan the first time when we were on the same side as the Taliban and Al Qaeda.  Come to find out all that money we spent on the war on drugs could’ve been solved by the drug users just saying no.

In the nineties we turned back once again to real war fought by real Americans, no more of that coaching from the sidelines stuff.  Saddam Hussein who we once upon a time installed as the man in Iraq decided to do some warring on his own.  After we gave Hussein weapons of destruction to use against the hated Iranian’s, he used them.  We gave them to him to use, but apparently we really didn’t want him to use them, or so you would think.  By the time our military was destroying the Iraqi Republican Guard in the Gulf War, Saddam had become public enemy number one.  It’s too bad our boys didn’t get that picture where Donald Rumsfeld was smiling so hard while shaking Saddam’s hand.  Rummy was smiling so hard you would think he was the winner in the I’m giving Saddam a reach a round contest.

Now you would think there was huge lull in our war participation after the Gulf War but oh no, our full time war partner Israel was keeping things ongoing with their seemingly unfortunate life long battle with Palestine.  The US and Israel have a use-use relationship.  We use them to keep an eye on the Middle East and they use us for all the latest in weapons of mass destruction for free.

And then there is Bush and Obama, two wars supposedly over one man, Osama Bin Laden.  How do you explain the hundreds of thousands of lives that were lost in Iraq and Afghanistan when our military was able send in 24 Navy Seals into Pakistan and eliminate him in one day.  Now that Bin Laden is dead the goal posts have been moved once again.  I remember a time when we were told we were at war because we had to avenge the death of those who died on 9/11.  Once Bush sent us into Iraq everyone should’ve known the joke was on us.  Every country in existence on planet earth was ready to go to war with us into Afghanistan because of 9/11.  The only participant of any consequence that joined us in Iraq was England with Bush’s lapdog Tony Blair who was willing to do whatever it took to get British oil companies back into Iraq.

So to anyone reading this it should be quite obvious to you by now that Osama Bin Laden is not the reason we went to war in Afghanistan.  If you really want to know feel free to do some research on the Taliban, Unocal, and a pipeline.  As far as Iraq is concerned, Saddam kicked out 5 western oil companies in the last few years of his reign due to the western sanctions put upon his country.  A year before Bush left office all five of those oil companies were back in business in Iraq.

Before the march to war in Iraq every congress person other than Barbara Lee voted to allow Bush to go to war with Iraq.  Lee said, “to be careful not to embark on an open-ended war with neither an exit strategy nor a focused target.”  And there it is, the whole show.  Open-ended war is exactly the grave circumstance Eisenhower was referring too.  The citizens of America have indeed for years been brainwashed into a continuous mode of hate which allows politicians to use us all like snotty tissue.  We citizens of America exist now only to fund the perpetual war machine.

Many Americans lately have justly complained that we don’t make anything anymore to export.  That is not true.  America is and has been for the last 50 years in the business of war, and as the saying goes, business is good.  With Tomahawk missiles costing well over a half a million dollars, we spent 63 million dollars in Libya in just a few days last month.  Our country also spends in excess of 8 billion dollars per month funding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars now, down from the 12-15 billion just two years ago.  By the time the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over, it is estimated we will have spent over a trillion dollars financing war.

So why is our country so idiotic allowing war after war after war after war?  Republicans and Democrats alike shaved a half a billion dollars off of the education budget, yet our ridiculous thirst for war gets the pentagon more money every year no matter what.  Apparently when our country is broke to the point no one else will extend us any loans, unlike the mortgage crisis where many people just walked away from their homes, we apparently will go to war with countries we can’t afford to pay back.  Don’t worry though people, the companies we have given most of our tax dollars too to make weaponry will help to protect us.  What pride will there be in being American then?  I don’t know if there is enough time for us to pull our heads out of our collective asses as a country, but people it is time to put away the hate and the racism and focus on our biggest problem, perpetual war.


  1. harrytru says:

    This is your first paragraph…it’s the Hook…

    “Eisenhower warned us. Right there he warned us that if we were not diligent in our duties as Americans we would suffer grave consequences. As a country we have been far less than diligent. The total influence he referenced is now governed by politicians paid by lobbyists of corporations, who care not for the citizens of this country, but live only for their god of over indulgence.”

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