Monday, November 02, 2015

Editorial: How they beg

US President Barack Obama is a War Hawk.

Only the deluded continue to fool themselves.

But who's standing up?

When Bully Boy Bush was in the White House, people stood up.

They called him a liar.

They called him a War Criminal.

They called him out.

Barack has gone to war on Libya.

He's still in Afghanistan.

He's still in Iraq.

In fact, October saw a high profile death in Iraq -- a combat death.

Master Sgt Joshua L. Wheeler was the latest announced fatality in the never-ending Iraq War.

Jon Soltz took to Huffington Post with "Please, White House, Call It Combat in Iraq and Syria" which found the veteran pleading not for an end to the ongoing war, just begging Barack to -- pretty please -- call in combat.

Friday, came news that the White House was putting ground troops in Syria and planning more US troop involvement in Iraq.

And Peter Van Buren took to to whine "Tell Us Why We're At War in Iraq, Mr. President."  The title, actually, may have shown more strength than the column itself.  Van Buren could be find desperately whining at the end:

We want to believe, Mr. President. We want to know it is not a lie.
So please address us, explain why what you are doing in Iraq is different than everything listed above. Tell us why we should believe you – this time – because history says you lie.

At what point does either man plan to stand up?

Do they intend to act like grown ups?

Because, in a democracy, citizens are the final say.

Not politician who are nothing but overly paid servants.

They are supposed to do the bidding of the people.

so we really shouldn't beg them as if they were royalty and we were cerfs.

Again, they serve us, not the other way around.

They serve at our pleasure.

So when Barack thinks he can get away with lying and pretending combat is not taking place for US soldiers in Iraq?

He needs to be called out.

He needs to be publicly shamed and loudly rebuked.

And grown ups can grasp that.

Even if two little boys last week were too busy begging on their knees to stand upright.

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