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September 26, 2011

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Jeff Shattuck

Good post. When I think about 9/11, the thing that irritates me most is that George Shrub decided that to fight the enemy we had to be more like them. We had to give up some freedoms, we had to become more God-fearing, we had to practice our greatest virtue (shopping, apparently) with more fervor. Oh, not to mention open a prison where we could treat people with far more brutality that we would ever tolerate. Sure, we blew the hell of Al Queda and Iraq, too, just because. But we got little to nothing for it Afghanistan is Viet Nam all over again. Anyone who says otherwise is either blind, ignorant or stupid. Or all three. Wait, there is a difference. Viet Nam didn't attack us. Yet, on we fight. For what? How can we win if we can't define victory? And while I'm on this tirade, let's disband the CIA. We have a military, what the hell do we need the CIA for? Spies? Fine, but once the shooting starts they have to leave. And if they start it, they're going to Gitmo (which should be closed by now!). ARGH. So aggravating. And, yes, the right wingers are to blame, no question, but why can't the Dems fight the Repubs better? I mean, they had the Senate, the House and the Presidency and utterly squandered their opportunity. By the way, I'm glad, because as I've said before, their agenda is not mine. But neither is the Repub's. Talk about sad, I've felt this way my whole life. There is no party I can support, and so I vote for whomever I like most. Sometimes they win, sometimes they even get a few things done, but they always disappoint on some fundamental levels. Christ, I almost forgot, let's decriminalize drugs already!

Dave

Equally great comment.

Like I said Dems are not perfect. But, led by Obama, they are without doubt the best of our two options.

What the fuck happens when Obama cannot run in five years, I have no idea.

Dave

From the recent news, it seems the CIA does not leave when the shooting starts! They are the ones operating the drone strikes. Like the one that killed the New Mexico-born al-Awlaki. Not that his being a US Citizen bothers me in the least. As someone said, "He gave up his citizenship rights when he started plotting against his own country." That's called treason:

"whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death..."

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