When ever I want to hear about what our current administration is really thinking I listen to Thom. Your view points only widen the hole in our sinking ship of a country. Why would you choose to ignore our founders warnings about exactly what is happening in Washington today? I am afraid that we could end up in a highly bureaucratic landscape with a federal government that is out of control all in the name of the common good. You seem smarter than that Thom; I'm surprised you have sold out hard working tax paying americans to the idea that big business is bad and we need more government! Please open your mind and take an honest look at what the conservative movement is all about. You will see that the common good is better served by less government and fewer bureaucrats!

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LeMoyne 4 years 24 weeks ago
#1

Please inform me as to who has benefited from the war in Iraq besides the oil companies and the weapons manufacturers?

Not the US Army (put them in recruiting hell till the recession), not the people of the US (loss of lives and near 100 000 crippled people + crazy off budget Republican war money from all of US), not the people of Iraq (millions displaced and killed, country is partitioned by religion, 2/3 of them were < 20 yrs old at start of war!)

So if not our Armed Forces or ant people then who besides the corporations?

The corporations effectively control our government of the people: Please stop attacking the victim (government) and look to the kidnapper (concentrated wealth and power).

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cpp224 4 years 24 weeks ago
#2

Well, for starters there are all the people that Saddam Hussein won't murder. He won't gas any more ethnic minorities. He and his cronies won't rape the country's natural resources for their personnel benefit. As painful as it is, and will be, the Iraqis actually have a chance at creating something other than the tyrannical mess they had before. As for the corporations, that's a nice all-inclusive term that can mean anything you want it to. Would that include the big unions? And how did Big Oil capture Iraqi oil? Where is it, and how have they benefitted? I'd also say that the war in Iraq hasn't upset our economy the way that the housing/banking bubble-bust has. That was a wonderful plan based on the idea that everyone has a "right" to own a home, even though the Clinton administration was warned what would, and did, happen.

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norske 4 years 24 weeks ago
#3

"Well, for starters there are all the people that Saddam Hussein won't murder"

About 1.5 million less of them thanks to the US.

"He and his cronies won't rape the country's natural resources for their personnel benefit."

No, now the US and its cronies will.

"As painful as it is, and will be, the Iraqis actually have a chance at creating something other than the tyrannical mess they had before."

Yes, the tyrannical mess they have now, but without electricity, clean water, or jobs.

"I'd also say that the war in Iraq hasn't upset our economy the way that the housing/banking bubble-bust has."

A couple trillion dollars, 5000 dead American soldiers, 1.5 million dead innocent Iraqi men, women, and CHILDREN, creating terrorists to perpetuate the war on terror, lowered our already abysmally low standing the world...not even close to the shenanigans of the housing/bankster FUBAR.

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jhomiak1 4 years 24 weeks ago
#4

How many innocent people have we murdered in this war. Many more than Saddam has. We use corporate contractors to stand guard and also kill innocent Iraq people in the name of democracy. We let the oil companies and military contractors take control of our government in the name of democracy. Wake up America, big brother corporation is taking control of our nation.

kulak.2.1 4 years 24 weeks ago
#5

Great post macdaddy!

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