Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Constant War For Constant Soldiers

...to quote Against Me! I seriously can't imagine how we're going to avoid a stupid, immoral, senseless war with Iran as long as we keep pulling these shenanigans:

The United States has decided to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a "specially designated global terrorist," according to U.S. officials, a move that allows Washington to target the group's business operations and finances...

The designation of the Revolutionary Guard will be made under Executive Order 13224, which President Bush signed two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to obstruct terrorist funding. It authorizes the United States to identify individuals, businesses, charities and extremist groups engaged in terrorist activities. The Revolutionary Guard would be the first national military branch included on the list, U.S. officials said -- a highly unusual move because it is part of a government, rather than a typical non-state terrorist organization.

The liberals in the media will be rightfully enraged about this, but the democrats, the party elected by the people to put an end to the madness in Iraq--and to prevent other similar crusades--won't do a thing. All praise the war machine to borrow from Zao.

I don't have proof per se, but it's a mite suspicious that none of the leading presidential candidates are even vaguely opposed to war. It's unfortunate; no, it's downright, disgusting; but our leaders are hellbent on waging war until their ability to do so has been destroyed in the process. We can only hope that it doesn't take long to bankrupt the empire--and that the backlash is none too fierce.


troutsky said...

Now you are on "The List".Of course Dems understand how this economy works as well as the Repubs, perpetual war means perpetual profits.

A Wiser Man Than I said...

But perceived perpetuity too may end. Constant war inevitably bankrupts the empire--eventually. We may pray that it does not come to that.