Friday, October 24, 2008

Iraq: Catch Word for U.S. Imperialism

In an epic Presidential battle for the hearts and minds of all types of Americans, one place, one word sums up much of the nation's angst: Iraq. It has become a symbolic battle which some believe is necessary to expel the marauding Muslim, others see it as a death knell for civility and the values set forth in the U.S. Constitution. But, despite what many may think of the War in Iraq, besides a few peppered acknowledgments and shallow gests of grandstanding, both McCain and Obama refuse to deal with the heart of the issue, and instead use Iraq as a con-game on the American people.

While Obama consistently remarks on his long-time opposition to the War in Iraq, he believes a war and occupation in Afghanistan is a good thing, and that the bombing of civilians' homes and restricting their freedom is necessary. But, apparently, to Obama the freedom of Iraqis are now worth more than the freedom of Afghanis. Thus, is the shame of power politics and the ever-changing standpoints of our so-called "top dogs" to deal with the real issues. At best, Obama has come off as a hypocritical naysayer with peace not at the heart of his agenda.

Similarly, McCain has also railed against unnecessary government spending, but has repeatedly refused to cut excessive and wasteful defense spending. Rather, the wars abroad to him are a necessity for the People, and while he rants against abuse of the taxpayer in the ever stasi fields of education and healthcare, he fails to carry those same principles over to America's most damaging and damning policy, Foreign Policy.

Like the members of the CFR, Trilateral Commission, and Bilderberg Group, these globalists will stop at no costs for political gain with little adherence to values or Constitutional guidelines. Instead, they look forward to plunging the United States into more wars, so that the private military contractors will continue their lucrative adventurism in the Middle East.

Hardly have we mentioned the other countries so deeply tied up and help captive by American policy. These are names of great nations, who once themselves may have had imperial ambitions. These are nations who are major players on the political-financial stage and their names are hallmarks of our own history.

These nations are Germany, Japan, Czech Republic and Poland, South Korea, and Indonesia. Many more are within in their ranks. These are only a few of the 130+ nations in which American military is stationed at over 700 bases.

And while America mindlessly squabbles over "victory" in Iraq, our national wealth and good name are being polluted by the likes of Halliburton and KBR in the heart of Central Europe. The real question is when will the U.S. get out? Isn't time for a more sensible and realistic foreign policy?

My greatest fear is that the answers to these questions will come too late.

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