Wednesday, May 14, 2008

SOW - Stop Our War

I'm a US citizen surrounded daily by non-Americans. I'm often asked about the actions of the US government. Being reasonably well-informed (and without access to any inner sanctum), it's easy to analyze and discuss strategy.

I'm put in a more difficult position when asked my feelings about Bush/Cheney & associates. To what extent should I be diplomatic? How can I explain my deep patriotism? How can I best describe deep disapproval of assorted policies and their underlying dog-eat-dog (Social Darwinist) neo-con ideology?

The Bush government claims that its national security actions are for the better interests of the American people, and some believe that; others do not. I'm amazed that tens of millions of American's seem fully to support presidential actions many criticize as extreme and sinister. Ultimately, any government treating too many people with contempt will be replaced.

The Bush/Cheney administration has spent huge sums, and accrued large debts. They have invested heavily in building systems with poor future prospects, while diverting funding from health, education, research and human services that would make life markedly better for many. They have mobilized the American people into waging multiple foreign wars on vague & evolving justifications. These assorted wars continue bloodily, without exit strategies, and with poor accountability. Bush & Co. spokespersons have earned a "doubtful" label and should not be trusted. Stop our wars now...