Each day, after listening to the news or reading a newspaper, I am sickened at the consummate insanity of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It’s sheer, unadulterated lunacy to continue those two wars—after nine years! It’s incredible that our country sinks into $12 trillion in debt, horrific infrastructure degradation and complete lack of leadership.
I thought after the duplicity, stupidity and immorality of the Vietnam War that killed 53,200 Americans and several million Vietnamese, and poisoned their country with Agent Orange and bombs, we would never again engage in such madness. Nonetheless, the “Great Silent Majority” stood by to watch their kids die—for nothing! History proved that!
Yet, it’s beyond my logical understanding at how stupid our leaders, former President Bush, and now, Barack Obama—prove themselves. Bush attacked with no idea of what he perpetrated on an entire society. He created 2.5 million refugees. He destroyed their infrastructure. He killed hundreds of thousands in Iraq and Afghanistan.
What does he have to show for it? Nothing but human misery for theirs and ours! Yet, he lives in a million dollar mansion in Dallas! He’s too stupid to understand what he wrought on humanity or too immoral.
Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize. The entire world wants us out of the Middle East and the Nobel must have given him a hint. But no, he added another 30,000 of our kids to go kill another 30,000 of their kids.
What will he have to show for it? In the end, more human misery and suffering on both sides!
In the current issue of Newsweek Magazine, “The gang that couldn’t shoot straight” by Miller, Hosenball and Moreau, readers gained an understanding of just how futile, hopeless and completely deranged we are as we meddle in another third world country’s business.
We spent $6 billion to train 170,000 Afghan police. “Only 30,000 remain on the force…”We are still at zero,” said Captain Moqim. “They don’t listen, are undisciplined, and will never be real policemen.”
We wage war on a country, like Afghanistan, without one single jet plane, helicopter or tank. Most Afghans grow crops, milk goats, herd sheep and live like they did 1,000 years ago. They’re ancient Muslims with no idea of Western sophistication, governance or customs. They practice their own!
“Roughly 15 percent of recruits test positive for drugs, few know how to use a toothbrush or drive a car, and 90 percent are illiterate,” said Newsweek writers.
The irony of that figure on illiteracy: no form of democracy can survive illiteracy.
We have not accomplished anything other than death for the past nine years in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s disgusting, sickening and humanly obscene to kill that many people and cause THAT much misery, and pretend we have done ‘good’ in that country.
Jefferson, Franklin and Washington proved infinitely more intelligent than Bush or Obama. Washington said it best, “No country can be trusted beyond its own self-interests. Habitual friendship toward a foreign country is as dangerous as habitual enmity. The policy of America should be trade with all, but entangling alliances with nobody. The quarrels and vendettas in other parts of the world are not our business. All countries should be treated equal, with no favors granted to any of them.”
"I have always given it as my decided opinion that no nation has a right to intermeddle in the internal concerns of another; that everyone has a right to form and adopt whatever government they liked best to live under themselves; and that if this country could, consistently with its engagements, maintain a strict neutrality and thereby preserve peace, it was bound to do so by motives of policy, interest, and every other consideration. - George Washington, from Letter to James Monroe, August 25,1796.
But here we stand in 2010, mired in an endless war, endless death, endless expense—and no end in sight. At the same time, the American people offer up their kids to be chewed up by IEDs, suicides and complete breakdown via emotional trauma. Over 175,000 to 200,000 U.S. combat troops committed suicide after Vietnam. We do not understand the human toll and suicides growing in our country from these current two wars.
Last week, a friend of mine talked about how a 24 year old kid in his hometown, came back from one tour in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and two weeks ago, shoved a pistol into his mouth and ended his life. That will happen thousands, if not tens of thousands of times in the coming years.
The “War on Terror” remains a standing joke as our borders remain open, available and unguarded. We have injected millions of Islamic immigrants and potential suicide bombers into our country. I swear the U.S. Congress and the last president and now today, this president, possess scrambled eggs for brains. And the American people, even less for electing those guys.
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com He is the author of: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans. Copies available: 1 888 280 7715