Bits of a two pager:
The American executive and legislative branches of government are in dire need of an aggressive purge in the form of a no-confidence referendum. Unfortunately, the American people have no such device to rid themselves of desiccated people and the interests that tell them what American national policies should be. More’s the pity, presidential candidates Barack Obama (D) and John McCain (R) have merely repackaged the status quo and are selling it as new-face-equals-new policy. None of it adds up to change and, no matter who is elected as president or which party controls congress, odds are America will be on the same course towards more war, more economic pain, more infrastructure problems, and more security intrusions into the daily routine.
Americans need to stop listening to the myths they’ve been fed. America is not the shining light on the hill but it is an equal member of the world community.
Do Americans really want to continue the war in Iraq and go to war with Iran and Syria – and destabilize Turkey and Pakistan – for natural resources and Israel? Well, then do it! Activate selective service, militarize one million Americans (women too) and invade ‘em all. If Americans were as tough as they think they are, they’d get it done and damn the suffering of the military families and the maimed in action. Onward with torture! Medals for Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld!
By John Stanton
John Stanton is a Virginia based writer specializing in national security and political matters. His most recent book is Talking Politics with God & the Devil in Washington, DC. Reach him at email@example.com