Thursday, February 16, 2012

"So It Goes"

Kurt Vonnegut
Been re-reading Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He wrote a lot of great things, on the launch of the first Iraqi war he wrote; "All eyes on the president. What a slick way to make people ignore another great depression, Saddam Hussein should launch an attack during the Superbowl." He was right about so many things.
Today in the Guardian I read that the Afghan War has been pretty much sugarcoated, and that's putting it mildly. Spinning Afghanistan, America's longest war | Amy Goodman
I got so pissed off when I read this, but it's no surprise words written by Lt Col Danny Davis in his 84-page report, "Dereliction of Duty II: Senior Military Leaders' Loss of Integrity Wounds Afghan War Effort" (pdf).
Apparently nothing but out right lies are coming out of Afghanistan. America's longest war. And for what? Kurt Vonnegut was very vocal about his disgust for "W" and his wars.
There was a government witch hunt about birth control today. Two witches were present, testifying on the side of the inquisition. About the pill! But there's nothing said about vasectomies.(they are still covered) Really? That's what they are talking about in our government. So it goes. Anything to make us look the other way. People are still dying in Bush's crusade. We've got a panel of men making war on women, in THIS country. They will not be happy until American women have the same or less rights than the women of Afghanistan. So why this theater about birth control? When we should be getting out of Afghanistan before another person dies? I don't hear any outcry about any investigation into Lt Col Davis' allegations. I want to know where the Taliban is? In Afghanistan or in our own country?

1 comment:

  1. To watch that Darrell Issa Tribunal I realized Witch Finders and the Inquistion was still a powerful industry ready, willing and eager to begin again the perfidious treatment of women everywhere...