Friday, September 22, 2006

Good versus evil

The November elections are clearly a referendum on whether Americans want to walk further down a path of unretractable chaos or attempt to pull the country back to a point through which there can be a semblance of stability. This administration and Congress has devastated US interests both locally and internationally. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the economic effects of Hurricane Katrina and 9/11 coupled with tax cuts and massive over-spending have left this country weak and vulnerable.

Republicans are claiming they are keeping Americans safe. Instead tax payer dollars are being used to fund terrorist havens created by this government's incompetence. The current Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan funded by the production of opium is only possible because an army stretched thin is dying to protect a Shiite fundamentalist government in Iraq. While billions of dollars in aid were given to ensure Israel could stockpile cluster bombs to drop on Lebanon, a democratically elected government in Lebanon was given little money and was left to be devoured by an increasingly popular Hezbollah. Safe? I don't think so.

Now with America so focused on a war that can never be won, we are paralyzed to participate in conflicts that require the leadership of a country worthy of being called the "leader of the free world". In Darfur we are moving at a snails pace to intervene in a genocide that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions of people. The notion that Americans should "stay the course" and work towards winning the "War on Terror" would be funny if it wasn't costing so much in terms of lives and resources. When are people going to realize that Bush has as much chance of winning the War on Terror as a Miss America contestant has of achieving world peace? Winning hearts and minds will keep America safe, that's not something that will ever happen on a battlefield. In November Americans should cast their vote against war mongering politicians, irrespective of their party affiliation. They should vote for good versus evil.

Friday, September 15, 2006

What Would Iran Do?

Interesting blog post from a friend.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006