Who Hijacked Our Country

Friday, June 27, 2014

Warfare Queens and their Culture of Defendency

Gotta love Jon Stewart's take on the trillions of dollars worth of corporate food stamps being doled out to Halliburton and the rest of our leeching defense contractors.  Congressional chickenhawks acting on orders from their corporate masters are dutifully whipping patriotic Americans into another frenzy.  More war.  More corporate handouts.

Jon Stewart said:

I'm really worried about the Republicans. Their inability to wean themselves off of military intervention. They have a culture of defendency, if you will. And I believe it's turned them all into warfare queens.  And I think we need to cut them off for their own good.

And:

Remember that time we invaded Iraq to remove the threat of the world's most dangerous people using the world's most dangerous weapons, and it turned out that the threat wasn't there? Well, good news. The threat's there now!  In some measure, due to the destabilizing effect of our intervention. And you'll never guess what the people who hyped the original plan would like to do now.

Yes, there is apparently no country Republicans will not put under the protection of the United States. Well, except one...So basically, when we give other countries government assistance, they handle it great. But when we get it ourselves, we fuck it all up. Why is it you don't seem to care about unintended consequences, waste, fraud, and abuse, and culture of dependency when it comes to the unlimited checkbook we have for foreign military adventures?


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6 Comments:

Blogger jim marquis said...

That was such a good piece. I especially like the quote about warfare queens.

June 27, 2014 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Indeedy...sucking the military money teat for oppressed peoples of the world.

I have no idea what I just wrote, but it felt sooooo damned good.

June 28, 2014 at 6:17 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jim: I hope that phrase goes viral and becomes part of the political vernacular.

jadedj: I thought it felt damned good too.

June 28, 2014 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Battlefield of Dreams:

"If you build it, they will come."

Well, when it comes to Iraq, we built it, and they came.

June 28, 2014 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Life As I Know It Now said...

I honestly don't understand how there are any Americans who can support the GOP ever.

June 29, 2014 at 5:55 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yup, we built it and they came.

Life: Same here.

June 29, 2014 at 8:59 PM  

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