Sunday, August 21, 2011

World Turned Upside Down

Texas Gov Perry says thoughtful discussion needed on withdrawing troops in Iraq, Afghanistan

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Saturday thoughtful discussion is needed to bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq as he wrapped up his first week of campaigning for the GOP’s presidential nomination.

Meanwhile, what's our antiwar President up to?

US troops may stay in Afghanistan until 2024

America and Afghanistan are close to signing a strategic pact which would allow thousands of United States troops to remain in the country until at least 2024

Yep, the world has turned upside down. The Republicans are talking about at least talking about bringing our troops home, while our great anti-war President launches one surge after another in Afghanistan and now is trying to find ways to make sure this war lasts at least 23 years. That is, when he's not starting new wars in Pakistan, Libya, Syria or whatever other place on the globe where Obama's random war darts land next week.

Not sure I believe this any more than I believed that Obama and Hillary were against the war when they were running around criticizing Bush. But still, its fascinating that most of the opposition to the wars and the ever increasing 'defense' budgets are coming from the Republican side these days.

People used to joke about how 'moderate Republican' was an endangered species. Now apparently its 'liberal Democrats' who have gone extinct. The position of the Democratic Party today is to use Herbert Hoover's economic recovery plans and to spend so much on wars and defense that even Ronald Reagan would blush, and his disciples start to talk about being prudent on defense spending and maybe even bringing some troops home.

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