America is “War-Weary,” “Numbed to Drumbeat of Troop Deaths”
Since the United States is so “war-weary,” does this mean we can trim a few million from our multi-trillion dollar defense budget?
And what about all the chickenhawks drumming up hysteria over Iran? Do these keyboard warrior/cowards know how war-weary the rest of the country is?
As the linked article says:
“It was another week at war in Afghanistan, another string of American casualties, and another collective shrug by a nation weary of a faraway conflict whose hallmark is its grinding inconclusiveness.”
This explains why Mitt Romney didn’t mention the war in Afghanistan or acknowledge the troops during his speech at the Republican National Convention. But it doesn’t explain why Romney, Paul Ryan and the rest of the Chairborne Division are still trying to get the inbreds all fired up with “Iran Has Nukes!”
So do at least nine other countries. Get over it Asshole.
And it doesn’t explain why congressional Republicans are having a mass heart attack — unfortunately not fatal — over the prospect of reduced funding for the Pentagon.
Also from the linked article:
“As the war drags on, it remains a faraway puzzle for many Americans. Max Boot, a military historian and defense analyst at the Council on Foreign Relations, has called Afghanistan the ‘Who Cares?’ war. ‘Few, it seems, do, except for service personnel and their families,’ he wrote recently. ‘It is almost as if the war isn't happening at all.’”
The next time Ryan and Romney send out their mating call to their fellow chickenhawks, let’s make sure their speeches get broadcast and YouTubed to war-weary voters everywhere.
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