Saturday, June 12, 2010

What Will It Take to Leave Afghanistan?

Bob Herbert's column is an accurate statement about the absurdity of the war in Afghanistan, that is until his final paragraph in which he claims that it's the public, that's us, who are really to blame for this.

I don't know about you but I have tried to believe in the democratic system of voting for officials to represent us. When it comes to making war it seems that no president is immune to being rolled by the military/industrial/neocon/Pentagon machine which makes billions in war making.

Obama is no exception.

If the public is to blame perhaps it's because the public doesn't want "Aux Barricades" to be its rallying cry. But maybe that's what it will take. Something like that happened over Vietnam, though it was not as bloody in America's streets as it was in those of Paris in the late 18th Century.


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