President Obama: 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan – Is anyone surprised?

All throughout 2008 we heard things like – Change we can believe in, and, Yes we can!  After the highs and lows and the disastrous eight years of the Bush administration, America was led to believe that change was on the horizon.

Obama was going to begin a withdraw of our troops.  Oh, excuse me, that’s President Obama.  President Obama, would undo Bush’s illegal wiretapping, both international and domestic.  Change We  Can Believe In!  But wait a minute – the war in Afghanistan is expanding – the drums of war still beat against Iran.  Lets impose sanctions and embargos against them – that’ll teach the Islamic bastards!

While I applaud President Obama’s wish to talk to Iran, I don’t believe for a split second that weapons will never be used.  Just like every great Empire that saw fit to intervene in the world’s affairs – Rome, Great Britain, France, Alexander the Great – they all fell, and America will too.

Most notably the Soviet Union crumpled like an aluminum can.  If all these empires crumpled and fell through their foreign policies – why are we determined to follow in their paths?

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2 thoughts on “President Obama: 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan – Is anyone surprised?

  1. What ever happened to Obamas campaign promise to get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan and bring our American Hero’s home??

    It would seem this is a case of Just another lying politician saying anything to get elected!

    1. You would be right. It’s more of meet the new boss, same as the old boss. History reminds us that clear back into last century where the Old Right was the noninterventionist and the Old Left were the warmongers.

      However, It would be interesting to note that Eisenhower was the one to escalate military activities in Vietnam. President Kennedy wanted to withdraw from Vietnam, but unfortunately, thanks to November 22, 1963 changed all that – and sixty-thousand men lost their lives.

      It should also be noted that Nixon ran on a humble – pull our troops out of Vietnam – foreign policy, but that came a little too late when we left with our tails tucked between our legs and nearly sixty-thousand men less.

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