Billboard seems like an over-reaction. The U.S. seems to be not be so involved.
We aren't in the war room with Israel; Iran is not too concerned about what the
U.S. has to say or what we request in our letters; the "economic
sanctions" we are playing with Europe to alienate the Iranian people is
hardly a discussion point.Israel is beating the war drum. The U.S.
is on the outside, hardly even looking in.
"Bomb Iran" is just a metaphor for what we used to be able to do as a
world power.Of course we all know we can't do that now, we are broke
and don't have the money to fight anymore wars or even occupy a country as a
peaceful influences in any country anymore. We have spent our way in to a
government based on debt and poverty that is so severe we can't borrow a dime.
We have disbanded our military might and replaced it with costly mercenaries
spying on american citizens and each other and building trillion dollar
information centers to house the warrant-less American civil prisoners of the
mercenaries.In a few months most of the world will really get the
inside as our government continues to decline any involvement in world affairs
or security. We have become and advisory nation for the world. We are a country
without any defense or the ability to defend our democracy. We are no longer an
example of pride or industry or an economic development. However we have become
a living example of the decline of an empire by using chaos and occupation to
defeat it.We are so broke that our president is out to destroy
commerce and free trade by his green energy shut down process by eliminating oil
or gas for transportation. Once the trucks stop rolling, our socialist
conversion will be complete, and only the federal government can get gas and oil
to keep its machines running.
I'm one of the in-state contributors to this billboard. I think it's an
important conversation to engage. Especially the fact, as Connor mentioned,
that the *best* way to support our troops is to avoid sending them away from
their families into needless wars of "pre-emptive" aggression.
I don't feel this is an over reaction considering our history. The saber
rattling and chest thumping from pundits and politicians on the right sounds
eerily similar to pre-Iraq. People need to understand that supporting your
troops should involve much more diplomacy and much less "We'll put a boot
in your..." (pardon my "patriotism") If you watch any FOX news
you would clearly understand the cause for concern. The reason we are not as
involved in the situation as much as many would like is the same reason the US
could help eliminate Ghaddafi and not loose one US soldier, kill Osama, kill Al
Qaeda's #2 and many many more jihadists at large, successful arms reduction deal
with Russia (START); Obama. These military successes were
accomplished while practicing doctrines contrary to the practices of the other
side of the of the isle. No sacrificing of soldier's lives for the sake of
war-mongering-profiteers and oil contractors. Not to mention it all happened
during a presidency where grossly unessential military spending will be
decreased and over 100,000 soldiers are home where they should be and deserve to
be. I am vet and find it hard to see my brothers and sisters in the
military being exploited for profit and politics. I appreciate the message of
the billboard more than I can express. I greatly appreciate the more passive,
thoughtful, diplomatic and respectful approach taken by President Obama and his
administration. We owe as much and more to OUR service men and women.-Another sort of hero, is the one who averts the need for any heroics.
I thought it was a GOP campaign ad.
Go to the web site mentioned on the Billboard.When you read on the
web site what it is all about you will understand.It was designed to
attract your attention which it did.I for one am proud I contributed
Re: Liberal CrankYou think we've elimnated a lot of jihadists
without losing any soldiers? Most of that elimanation has taken place in Iraq
and Afghanistan, not Libya. And what Libya will become is not yet determined.
They could end up more radical than before. And if you think it such a good
idea to "elimanate" these bad guys, then you certainly should be in
favor of doing it in Iran, (as long as we don't lose any soldiers that is.) And
if you read the latest, Russia ain't exactly our ally in these matters. And
remember, it was Bush, not Obama that set up the elimination of Bin Laden and
others. Obama has merely continued Bush policies, which he was not supposed to
do. You should be mad at him for going against his campaign promises.
Remember, like Bush, he surged the Afghanistan operation too. Which way to you