Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sorry Anonymous

Strange days are upon us, my friends. With the Democrats win of control of Congress, one wouldn't think that they'd be passing a resolution to reinstate the draft now, would they? While there may be noble sentiments behind Rep. Rangel's resolution, reasoning is wrong.
"If we're going to challenge Iran and challenge North Korea and then, as some people have asked, to send more troops to Iraq, we can't do that without a draft," he said.
Hmmm. Seems like just the other day someone was suggesting to me that I turn my attention to something other than our intended attack on Iran, because now that the Democrats have control, that is sure to be off the table. I guess I'm just as pigheaded as Dick Cheney, who has dismissed a CIA analysis finding no Iranian nuclear weapons drive. Yes, when the CIA are the good guys, you know we are in strange days indeed. Actually, Cheney hasn't dismissed the report as much as he is hostile towards it. It's just a piece of paper, Dickhead, you can tear it up, just like you did with the Constitution! According to Seymour Hersh, (in an article to be published in the November 27 New Yorker) Cheney has stated that the November victory of the Democrats would not stop the administration from pursuing a military option with Iran, and that if they did, the White House would circumvent any legislation and thus stop Copngress from getting in it's way. (El-Turdo's writing the briefs right now)
And then there's the five hundred pound gorilla that has said that Bush doesn't fear an attack on Iran. Probably because it won't cause the slightest bump in his bubble.
Which brings us back to Charles Rangel's noble intentions. Would anyone in the Bush administration be so keen on sending troops into quagmires like Afghanistan and Iraq if their children were among them? Would Congress vote to support another war for Israel if their children were dying in it for them? Sorry, anonymous, but as long as there is a Bush/Cheney administration, the threat of an attack on Iran still exists, and I will still post on it. And as for gays in the military, I can think of no more honorable way for a person to avoid military service than to proclaim as loudly as possible that they are indeed a homosexual. That's how Bruce Springsteen avoided VietNam.

15 comments:

ElizabethBranford said...

I really hope there isnt a draft. I really hope that we stop funding terror indirectly by our fixation on oil. I hope for a lot of things, but I dont think they will change- people have to change too. Step up to the plate.

Not gonna happen.

Anonymous said...

I can think of no more honorable way for a person to avoid military service than to proclaim as loudly as possible that they are indeed a homosexual...
I don't think you know what honorable means.
Otherwise, enjoy your paranoia.

Troll Watcher said...

An anonymous poster questioning Lew's honor? Am I the only one who sees the irony here?

karena said...

Troll watcher,
You are not the only one who sees the irony here, and another thing I may mention, it seems like when I write on such topics I suddenly get some weird troll. I am not certain if it is just a weirdo or if their are government trolls whose fulltime jobs are to try to influence our decisions on what to post based on the agenda of the day. I have seen before a troll who would lay out a bunch of noble causes to try to disuade bloggers from their "paranoid" notions that we confront really huge problems on a global scale. Nicholas Kristoff (sp?) who covers the genocide in Darfur wrote an op-ed piece today in response to a reader who had told him his "energy would be better spent on the problems at home," just like Lew's troll.

Lew, I stepped on by to give you the link to the Seymour Hercsh (sp?) story and I am so glad you are on top of it.

Thanks, Lew, and keep on doing what you're doing.

GraemeAnfinson said...

Fuck a draft. if we start having a draft again, I might have to make use of my Canadian citizenship

rockinrobin said...

"That's how Bruce Springsteen avoided VietNam."


Um, no it isn't.
Not that there's anything wrong wth it. It's just not true.

Peacechick Mary said...

Reinstating the draft to stop a war is still fucking for virginity.

Frederick said...

I don't know, after watching Sir, No Sir, I think Rangle's not as far off as you might at first think.

Kathy said...

Call me jaded, but I really don't think many Bush administration's children would end up drafted. People would be busy pulling strings at the highest levels. And if they did end up drafted, they'd find them a cushy stateside job similar to the one Dubya had in the Nat'l Guard.

Nope, their children aren't in any danger of being killed or permanently disabled.

pissed off patricia said...

I am still scared of cheney. He really has nothing to lose by attacking Iran and Halliburton has everything to gain.

Frederick said...

The National Guard is no safe haven anymore, let me tell ya...

sumo said...

I'm with you Troll Watcher...oh the irony! I just wish we could zip ahead 2 years and have it all over with the retards in the White House. I'm sick and tired of having my life f**ked with...others too...I'm not so self-centered.

dusty said...

Lew, I read the Hersh article too..good stuff, I love Seymour's stuff.

The friggin anon troll is such an assmunch. Irony or not, wotta dipwad.

If they institute the draft, folks will be taking to the streets..take that to the bank. Maybe thats why they are suggesting it?

navyswan said...
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navyswan said...

I agree with Fred. The draft itself is not the issue. Even if the wealthiest 5% don't pay their due, the result will be to get a larger majority of our country to pay attention. The sad fact is that if people aren't directly effected, most will not get involved. There is so much apathy in this country right now. The thinking is that a draft would give a jolt to the apathetic and spark some kind of reaction against the neocon agenda.