Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Editorial: Time to debate the never-ending war

The Iraq War has been going on for 15 years and there's no end in sight.

Where's the concern in the US?

Yes, Little David Hogg is amusing and we all want to see him get pantsed, taken over the knee and given a good spanking -- by a romantic partner or maybe just by his best friend.  Little David Hogg would look so funny with a nasty case of red ass and doing the naughty boy dance.

But until that day arrives, can't we focus on some things that actually matter?

Like ending war.

Barack Obama got elected president of the United States by promising to end the Iraq War.  It was a lie.  When Samantha Power revealed that in March of 2008 (to the BBC), she had to immediately resign.  But proving what a lie his 'promise' was, as soon as he was elected, there was a spot for Samantha in the adminitration.

Now Barack destroys Chicago and gets millions to produce content for NETFLIX -- even though he's never produced entertainment content before.  Not since NBC paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 a year has anyone been so grossly overpaid while being also so tremendously underqualified.

Harmeet Singh Sooden (STUFF) points out the lack of transparency the New Zealand government has demonstrated on the topic of Iraq and concludes, "Regardless, it is left to the public to encourage the Government to act in the public interest with respect to New Zealand's military intervention in Iraq. To that end, the need for reinvigorated public debate is all the more pressing as the Government deliberates on whether to extend Operation Manawa's mandate beyond November 30, 2018."

Is there a reason that the same pressure on the government can't take place in the US?  A reason that we can't demand that a public debate take place about this never-ending Iraq War?


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