It seems that Palin is my cross to carry… my burden to bear. Clinging to what’s left of its dying reputation the Republican party has credited her with the Chambliss win down in Georgia. Delivering that win makes Palin the new Republican torchbearer. I don’t know about you, but I am impressed. If Palin can get an old white guy re-elected in Georgia, I would imagine walking on water is right around the corner. But maybe she’s not really carrying the torch as much as she has struck a match and is now playing with fire.
Folks, is anyone else out there laughing? You just can’t make this kind of stuff up. Well, I take that back. If I have learned nothing else these last 8 years, I have learned that the Republican party can make shit up… a lot! They made up weapons of mass destruction and suddenly the concept of “preventive war” became part of our foreign policy.
Now before I go any farther, I am going to ask each of you to do a little research on preEMPtive war, preVENtive war and the Bush Doctrine. When you finish you will have accomplished three important things. First, you will know that preEMPtive wars are a slippery slope. Second, you will know that preVENtive wars are really an oxymoron that only a moron like George Bush could rationalize. And third, you will know more about US foreign policy than Sarah Palin did when she was running for Vice President.
So are you done with your research? Good then let’s continue.
Preventive war has been the foundation of our current foreign policy for eight years, and yet you people are upset because I called Governor Palin a bitch? Considering she called me Un-American first, I would say that I started a defensive war. My God but we have certainly lost our way. The Republican Party who elected George W. Bush – not once but twice – should be ashamed of itself. We are now preventing wars by going to war. Please turn off Fox News for just a second and devote your entire brain to that concept. George Bush rushed right past preemptive war and laid claim to PREVENTIVE war, which states, amazingly enough, that even the remote possibility of a situation occurring that might lead to war is reason enough to go to war. Please tell me that the Republicans who read this blog realize that is the very definition of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Come on now. I used the word prophesy. That should have gotten your attention.
The 58 million who most recently voted Republican must agree because when it comes to the Iraq war, McCain was willing to stay for 100 years and Sarah Palin had no issues with that. In fact, she is not only fine with starting a war to prevent a war, but she actually thinks that it is “a task from God”. Good Lord. Please tell me God isn’t that stupid. That would kind of be like my eating all the cookies in the cookie jar to prevent myself from cheating on the diet later. Either way Sarah Palin is an idiot and I’m the one with a fat ass.
War to prevent war. Preventing war by going to war. I…. hmmm… I well…. I guess I am just not smart enough to understand that concept because any way you look at it – the end result is war. Maybe that is why Georgie Boy had two in the hand and one in the “bush” before Americans stood up and Obama stepped in.
Attack me if you wish. But until Governor Palin can show me that she is capable of walking and chewing gum without justifying war by saying that some Americans are Un-American, I will not stop writing about her. Until then, I want to say this:
We live in the greatest nation on the planet. Every four years we have the ability to go through a national self-evaluation and make changes based on past successes and past mistakes. Sometimes it works like when Bill Clinton replaced the elder George Bush. Sometimes it takes longer than four years as we have seen more recently – in which case it’s no longer a self-evaluation but more like a national enema. We’re not perfect but we do our best. As part of that self-evaluation I can write this blog and you can comment all you want without fear of retribution. It’s really quite remarkable if you think about it. Florida can screw up an entire nation’s election. An idiot can avoid war by going to war. A bitch can be nominated for Vice President. An old lady can write a blog. Rush Limbaugh can lie all day and sell it as the gospel truth. Ann Coulter’s monkey can write a book and it will make the best sellers list… And still, we managed to elect Barack Obama as our next President.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am going to sleep well tonight because of that last part. But mark my words. I’ve lived through World War II and every war since. Defensive. Preemptive. Preventive. They’re all the same. Children die on both sides and we never get them back. Ever. When you start down a road where you prevent wars by starting wars… well, children die. I hope that is all I need to say.
Thanks for stopping by. I mean it. Really.