Stuck in Iraq
John “Skull and Bones” Kerry, who would have sent an additional 40,000 soldiers into the Iraqi meat grinder, that is if the Diebold voting machines had flipped in his favor back in 2004, “told some California students to do well in school lest they ‘get stuck in Iraq.’” Neocon Republicans, of course, immediately went ballistic, demanding Kerry apologize for telling the truth.
“Senator Kerry not only owes an apology to those who are serving, but also to the families of those who’ve given their lives in this. This is an absolute insult,” carped Tony Snow Job, Bush’s corporate media representative standing in as press secretary. Next up, the disgusting criminal from Arizona, John McCain, who recently suggested sending 20,000 or more soldiers to Iraq. McCain said Kerry “owes an apology to the many thousands of Americans serving in Iraq, who answered their country’s call because they are patriots and not because of any deficiencies in their education.”
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, effectively the overseer of Pervert Central on the Potomac, said, “Our soldiers risk their lives in the face of grave dangers on the battlefield, and no one who chooses to courageously and selflessly defend our country can be considered ‘uneducated.’” Rather, we can consider them chumps, having fallen for the lies told by scurrilous recruiters, allowed to prowl strip malls and high schools in search of fresh meat for the neocon war, promised to last a century or more.
Of course, we are never told precisely why these poor saps are “serving” in Iraq. It was originally said the neocons invaded to get rid of Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, threatening every civilized person on the planet, especially easily bamboozled Americans, and when this turned out to be an obvious farce, as more than a few of us said months before the invasion, the neocons said the invasion was intended to topple Saddam and deliver democracy to benighted Arabs, never mind they are not interested in our McDonaldized version of democracy (or rather mindless consumerism), and the situation in Iraq presently verges on violent chaos, not democracy. Now we are told the U.S. military is in Iraq to fight terrorism, lest we fight it here on Main Street, a facile explanation so absurd as it hardly warrants comment. Suffice it to say any terrorism in Iraq was created by the invasion and occupation.
Naturally, the unitary decider, now effectively dictator, had to throw in his two cents. “Our troops did not enlist because they did not study hard in school or do their homework,” Bush said while attempting to get GOP neocons re-elected, or maybe re-selected via Sequoia. “The men and women who serve in our all-volunteer armed forces are plenty smart and are serving because they are patriots.”
No, they joined the “volunteer” (read: poverty draft) military because it was that or work at McDonalds or Walmart, as all the higher paying factory jobs were long ago shipped to Mexico and then over to the giant slave plantation China, thanks to NAFTA and CAFTA. Predatory recruiters invariably sell enlistment as a way to get an education, even though statistics show that only %15 of recruits go on to get four year degrees.
As usual, flop-flop Kerry didn’t stand by his comment, instead characterizing it as a “botched joke about the president and the president’s people, not about the troops … and they know that’s what I was talking about.”
Actually, few know what Kerry “was talking about,” as they are not paying attention. John Forbes Kerry is yet another rich Yalie, supported during the 2004 “election” by mega-corporations such as Microsoft and the wealthy investment class exemplified by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In essence, the “uneducated” stuck in Iraq, as anybody with a lick of smarts understands the real premise of the invasion and occupation (domesticating Arabs and Muslims), are expendable, as the lower classes always are to the predatory elite.
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