Monday, March 19, 2007

War Weary AmeriKKKa Marks Forth Anniversary of Iraq Invasion

War Weary AmeriKKKa Marks Forth Anniversary of Iraq Invasion

“Four years after the invasion of Iraq, the high and growing demand for U.S. troops there and in Afghanistan has left ground forces in the United States short of the training, personnel and equipment that would be vital to fight a major ground conflict elsewhere, senior U.S. military and government officials acknowledge. More troubling, the officials say, is that it will take years for the Army and Marine Corps to recover from what some officials privately have called a ‘death spiral,’ in which the ever more rapid pace of war-zone rotations has consumed 40 percent of their total gear, wearied troops and left no time to train to fight anything other than the insurgencies now at hand.” Military Is Ill-Prepared For Other Conflicts By Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, March 19, 2007

Even the Washington Post one of the biggest and loudest shills for the NeoCrazies’ push for invasion and rapine of Iraq is now forced to face the fact the invasion and occupation are taking a heavy toll on AmeriKKKan imperial ambitions. Their concern is not the loss of life or the immorality of a war based upon lies. Their main objective is beating the drums and cheer leading for more war more, more death, more fiscal waste and fraud. Corporate opinion molding outlets like the Washington Post, The New York and LA Times and ideological cannons like The Weekly Standard don't care about the loss of innocent life of Muslims Arabs, US troops or the damage this insanity is causing at home and to what’s left of AmeriKKKa’s reputation. Imperialist warmongers in the US, England and Tel Aviv are now beating their drums for more war at a time when even according to the Washington Post the US military is hard pressed to keep the empire afloat. “Under current Army and Marine Corps plans, it will take two to three years after the Iraq war ends and about $17 billion a year to restore their equipment levels. It will take five years and at least $75 billion for the Army to increase its active-duty ranks to 547,000 soldiers, up from the current 509,000, and for the Marine Corps to increase its numbers to 202,000, up from 180,000. Boots on the ground matter," the senior Army officer said. ‘If they are tied down, your ability to terminate a conflict on your terms, earlier, may not be there.’”
The problem for Joe and Jane Sixpack and the rest of a war weary citizenry is, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are not going to end anytime soon, despite verbiage coming from Democoward presidential hopefuls. For the military industrial complex, these wars are a boondoggle beyond their wildest dreams. Keep in mind that as a presidential candidate George W Bu$h called for an increase in military spending and war preparation at a time when things were relatively quiet. He and his handlers knew the US was going to war in the not too distant future one way or another! 9-11 proved to be their spring board into a fanatical crusade for oil and US dollar hegemony. Never mind that to most astute observers 9-11 appears to have been an inside job or at the very least it was allowed to happen on purpose. Why do I say that? Because the psychopathic NeoCons needed an excuse to foment war. War means huge profits for the international bankers who lend money to cash strapped debtor countries like the United States so they can fund their illegal wars. War means huge profits for the defense contractors, military supply and support companies. The NeoCons at the behest of the Israeli lobby have also set their sights in Iran with Syria in the background. Perpetual war is their ongoing agenda. They make no bones about it, this war is an trans-generational endeavor.
The non Beltway crowd however take a different view. Over the weekend thousands of AmeriKKKans demonstrated against the war with many demanding not only a swift resolution and return of US troops home, but also the impeachment of the Bu$h-Cheney cabal for taking the nation to war for oil, US dollar hegemony and Israel. While the modern anti-war movement is relatively benign, anti-war sentiment is huge. This sentiment was reflected in the 2006 mid term elections. The results of that election were in fact a referendum on the war and scandal plagued Bu$h administration. The war, Hurricane Katrina and the mounting political scandals did the Republicans in. Voters turned the Republican rascals out and voted for Democrat hoping they would end the war and bring the troops home. Public opinion polls now reflect the opposition of the vast majority of AmeriKKKans to the war. Even the majority of the military are now saying invading Iraq was a mistake. “Only 35 percent of the military members polled this year said they approve of the way President Bush is handling the war, while 42 percent said they disapproved. The president’s approval rating among the military is only slightly higher than for the population as a whole. In 2004, when his popularity peaked, 63 percent of the military approved of Bush’s handling of the war. While approval of the president’s war leadership has slumped, his overall approval remains high among the military. Just as telling, in this year’s poll only 41 percent of the military said the U.S. should have gone to war in Iraq in the first place, down from 65 percent in 2003. That closely reflects the beliefs of the general population today — 45 percent agreed in a recent USA Today/Gallup poll.
While approval of Bush’s handling of the war has plunged, approval for his overall performance as president remains high at 52 percent. While that is down from his high of 71 percent in 2004, it is still far above the approval ratings of the general population, where that number has fallen into the 30s. Down on the war Poll: More troops unhappy with Bush’s course in Iraq Published: Dec. 29, 2006
Don’t get giddy about these poll results. If we use the past as a guide, the Bu$hites will use the manpower, equipment and supply problems facing the US military as an excuse to funnel billions of additional dollars to their friends who operate the war machine. “President Bush said Sunday that the 4,600 additional troops he is sending to Iraq above an increase announced in January are slated for support roles only, and urged Congress to approve funding for the war ‘without any strings attached.’ Mr. Bush said in January after an extensive review that 21,500 additional American soldiers would be sent to Iraq to help calm Baghdad and the troubled Anbar Province... President Bush asked Congress on Friday for $3.2 billion to pay for the new Iraq troops, as well as for 3,500 new U.S. troops to expand training of local police and army units in Afghanistan. This revision came as lawmakers opposed to the war have been debating the $93.4 billion in additional defense money he's already requested to finance this year's war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
In addition to war materials the warmongers will be forced to employ even more mercenaries to do their dirty work. (This is a sure sign of a failing empire when the citizens of the nation are too fat or too apathetic to even join the military to support their empire.) The Bu$h cabal dare not institute a military draft now, both the war and Bu$h are too unpopular.
When you stop and think about this, it’s a huge Confidence game. It’s a scam. It’s what con artists call the “long con” where the mark or the suckers (the US citizens) are strung along and duped out of increasing amounts of money and valuables. The suckers get fleeced for more money than during a quick and easy snatch con. In this case the losses will include more lives, more suffering and more money.
Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. The occupation doesn’t look like it will end any time soon. The Democowards lack the will, the guts or a plan to defy the ruling elites or their bagmen and prostitutes. So the war will continue. The only way the war will end is if the AmeriKKKan public takes drastic action to end it. The only way to end it is through economic action coupled with grassroots activism. The war can only be ended through massive consumer boycotts, massive civil disobedience and economic divestment strategies aimed at disrupting business as usual for the warmongers and their war machine.



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