Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I just had my eyes opened today by someone who I thought had a little bit of sense. I was sitting with some coworkers at lunch and one of the older guys was bitching about how we needed to get out of Afgan & pretty much pull all the American troops home, from everywhere! I tried to explain the illogical notion of this and was getting nowhere. I agree that we have been screwing up in the middle east since before WWI however, pulling out before we get things halfway on track is only going to do more damage. Look at Vietnam & Korea. He also went into how the conservatives were ruining the nation because they were blocking the libs from taking more money from the "rich". I asked him how this Robbin hood mentality didn't equate to theft and his answer was that republic "meant all for one & one for all" -- ummm...thats a socialist state not a republic. Wow, I thought the media was actually making things out to be worse than it was and using some sort of caricature to discredit either side. Seems the caricature is correct. I don't know how I feel about this.