No Protection

Obama says the US should resume bombing Iraq, and send troops back there, in order to protect diplomatic personnel and troops who remained there after the occupation was nominally ended. By this logic, the United States can invade any country with Americans in it.

15 thoughts on “No Protection

  1. Someone with more knowledge can factcheck me to be sure …
    No country that the United States has invaded has ever seen the complete departure of our military forces. We have military personnel in Germany, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam (and those are all our friends now). And, yes, that’s a very small number of Marines in Vietnam, but the point remains: Once we arrive, we never, ever leave.

  2. Throw a rock at a bee’s nest and get stung.
    Throw a rock at a bee’s nest and get stung.
    Throw a rock at a bee’s nest and get stung.
    Throw a rock at a bee’s nest and get stung.
    Throw a rock at a bee’s nest and get stung.

    Oh, Look! There’s another bee’s nest … whatever shall we do now?

      • @ CrazyH –
        The “War on Drugs” has been as successful as the “War on Terror” and and made these bastards rich beyond reason. Legalize drugs and put the cartels out of business. (?)

      • > Legalize drugs and put the cartels out of business.

        Outlaw war and put the MIC out of business. Oh, wait, we tried that already…

      • If our government ignores the U.S. Constitution’s laws regarding civil protections and also the treaties of Geneva, what do we normal citizens have? As Ted says: REVOLUTION! 🙁

  3. Is it just me or did Obama mentioning “safe haven” seem like a direct lift from a Dubya speech? (We’ll leave aside the redundancy: even heard of an unsafe haven? Of course not. A haven is, by definition, safe.)

  4. “The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations.”

    ~ Ambrose Bierce, Warlike America written in 1900 fer crying out loud.
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    “What experience and history teaches us is that people and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.”

    ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770 – 1831)

  5. «A : Here – US tourists at the beach !
    B : They need !
    C : It’s invadin’ time !»

    Ah, come on, Ted – nothing the least original about that at all ! You just ripped it off from the playbook of sainted Ronald Wilson Reagan, et consortes…. 😉

    Henri

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