Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Republicans and their propaganda machine FOX NEWS have been beating the drums for war with Syria and now North Korea since they fired off a missile yesterday.
Republicans are going back to the days right after 9/11 when they started beating the drums for war with Iraq even though Iraq had nothing to do with the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Dick Cheney and his cohorts in the Bush administration used phony intelligence to lie to Congress and the American people about how Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction and was completing work on a nuclear bomb.
As everyone knows, we invade Iraq and didn't find any WMDs or any facilities for making a nuclear bomb, but the war dragged on for four more years costing the United States the lives of over 4,700 young Americans and in addition another 70,000 young Americans seriously wounded and upwards of one million Iraqi citizens killed.
The Iraq war was costing American taxpayers over $9 billion dollars a month and the Bush administration never added the cost of the Iraq war to the national debt.
When Obama took office, he removed all troops from Iraq and turned his attention to Afghanistan which is where Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida had come from and staged the attack on 9/11.
Obama also found that the war with Afghanistan which had started ten years before was also costing $9 billion a month and like Iraq had never been tacked on the national debt.
Over 2,300 young Americans have been killed in Afghanistan and Obama is promising to pull all troops out Afghanistan by 2014.
Now Republicans are all over TV, especially their puppet outlet FOX NEWS, calling for the Obama administration to consider military action against Syria and North Korea.
What Republicans and FOX NEWS won't tell the American people is the Department of Defense says the United States does not have the capability of launching a ground war without resorting to a mandatory draft for every young American, male and female, who is 18 years old.
Republicans and FOX NEWS don't believe in diplomacy to settle the Syria and North Korea problem, but instead they keep beating the war drums calling for President Obama to begin planning for an invasion of Syria and North Korea.
There is, however, one giant problem with the Republican and FOX NEWS strategy.
You won't find a single Republican or anyone who works for FOX NEWS who wants to see their children, grandchildren or military age relatives recruited to serve in the United States military.
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 1:21 PM
Former Vice President Dick Cheney, the architect who led the U.S. to war with Iraq with lies and false assertions about WMDs and nukes, and eventually cost the U.S. over 4,700 lives and additional 70,000 seriously wounded, spoke at the Hudson Institute, a right wing "think tank" and told the audience a pack of lies about President Obama.
Cheney was introduced by Lewis "Scooter" Libby who went to jail for "outing" CIA agent Valerie Plame, when Cheney was still in the Bush administration.
Ed Schultz, host of the "Ed Schultz Show" on MSNBC, reveals in a video clip here Cheney's lies and introduces Lawrence Wilkerson, who was Colin Powell's assistant in the Bush/Cheney administration and who points out the many areas where Cheney lied and how he is still pushing for additional wars in the Middle East.
Watch video here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45755822/#50169555
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 2:33 AM