From the Old
May 31, 2010
On May 30th at 10:06 the United States reached the point where they have spent $1trillion on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a war that that cost over 1 million people their lives and was also admitted at one point to be purely for oil (in Iraq).
America’s war is bankrupting their people.
In 2002, Barack Obama stated . . .
“I don’t oppose all wars. And I know that in this crowd today, there is no shortage of patriots, or of patriotism. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other arm-chair, weekend warriors in this Administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne.
What I am opposed to is the attempt by political hacks like Karl Rove to distract us from a rise in the uninsured, a rise in the poverty rate, a drop in the median income—to distract us from corporate scandals and a stock market that has just gone through the worst month since the Great Depression.
That’s what I’m opposed to. A dumb war. A rash war. A war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics.”