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    John Cusack Interviews Law Professor Jonathan Turley About Obama Administrationís War

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    John Cusack Interviews Law Professor Jonathan Turley About Obama Administration

    We can't have it both ways. Hope means endless war? Obama has metaphorically pushed all in with the usual international and institutional killers; and in the case of war and peace, literally.

    To sum it up: more war. So thousands die or are maimed; generations of families and veterans are damaged beyond imagination; sons and daughters come home in rubber bags. But he and his satellites get their four more years.

    The AfPak War is more H. G. Wells than Orwell, with people blindly letting each other get fed to the barons of Wall Street and the Pentagon, themselves playing the part of the Pashtuns. The paradox is simple: he got elected on his anti-war stance during a perfect storm of the economic meltdown and McCain saying the worst thing at the worst time as we stared into the abyss. Obama beat Clinton on "I'm against the war and she is for it." It was simple then, when he needed it to be.

    Under Obama do we continue to call the thousands of mercenaries in Afghanistan "general contractors" now that Bush is gone? No, we don't talk about them... not a story anymore.
    Do we prosecute felonies like torture or spying on Americans? No, time to "move on"...

    Now chaos is the norm and though the chaos is complicated, the answer is still simple. We can't afford this morally, financially, or physically. Or in a language the financial community can digest: the wars are ideologically and spiritually bankrupt. No need to get a score from the CBO.

    Drones bomb Pakistani villages across the border at an unprecedented rate. Is it legal? Does anyone care? "It begs the question," as Daniel Berrigan asks us, "is this one a "good war" or a "dumb war"? But the question betrays the bias: it is all the same. It's all madness."

    One is forced to asked the question: Is the President just another Ivy League Asshole shredding civil liberties and due process and sending people to die in some ****hole for purely political reasons?
    A long and worthwhile interview.

    Glaringly obvious solution: elect libertarians.
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    Re: John Cusack Interviews Law Professor Jonathan Turley About Obama Administrationís

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    A long and worthwhile interview.

    Glaringly obvious solution: elect libertarians.
    Libertarians aren't going to get elected. But it's time to bring our boys home. It's time to say we are never going to fight another war with rules of engagement that prohibit our great military from winning. We are the most powerful nation in the world. When we go to war next time, I hope we mean it. Or stay home.
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    Re: John Cusack Interviews Law Professor Jonathan Turley About Obama Administrationís

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Libertarians aren't going to get elected. But it's time to bring our boys home. It's time to say we are never going to fight another war with rules of engagement that prohibit our great military from winning. We are the most powerful nation in the world. When we go to war next time, I hope we mean it. Or stay home.
    Well, if you're not in it to win it, you shouldn't be in it. The only responsible way to "end" a war is to win.

    As for libertarians, no, there's not much chance of being elected in large numbers at present. But it would still be a solution to what Cusack and Turley lament.
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    Re: John Cusack Interviews Law Professor Jonathan Turley About Obama Administrationís

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    One is forced to asked the question: Is the President just another Ivy League Asshole shredding civil liberties and due process and sending people to die in some ****hole for purely political reasons?
    Of course he is. How in the hell he managed to convince voters otherwise, is beyond my understanding.
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    Re: John Cusack Interviews Law Professor Jonathan Turley About Obama Administrationís

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
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    Of course he is. How in the hell he managed to convince voters otherwise, is beyond my understanding.
    Herd mentality did it, don't actually think or do for yourself, just go with the herd.

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    Re: John Cusack Interviews Law Professor Jonathan Turley About Obama Administrationís

    The real problem is that voting is essentially meaningless. Obama, McCain or Romney, they all are willing to continue destabilizing a nuclear nation in order to fight a war without purpose. It is perhaps the greatest failing of our two party system when both sides agree on stupidity.

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    Re: John Cusack Interviews Law Professor Jonathan Turley About Obama Administrationís

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The real problem is that voting is essentially meaningless. Obama, McCain or Romney, they all are willing to continue destabilizing a nuclear nation in order to fight a war without purpose. It is perhaps the greatest failing of our two party system when both sides agree on stupidity.
    Here's the secret, both sides agree on everything that really has any consequence.

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