Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I understand why Michael Steele was attacked so viciously for his comments on the Afghanistan war. It was not that he said "this was a war of Obama's choosing." It is that he told the truth.

"Well, if he's (Obama is) such a student of history, has he not understood that you know that's the one thing you don't do, is engage in a land war in Afghanistan? All right, because everyone who has tried, over a thousand years of history, has failed. And there are reasons for that. There are other ways to engage in Afghanistan."

While Russia was fighting in Afghanistan for a decade their budget deficit ballooned, and their internal infrastructure crumbled. Many historians believe that this and other imperialistic activities caused the downfall of the Soviet Union.

Sound familiar?

Do you know of any other country with military bases across the globe?
(Hint: As of 2005 the United States had 737 military bases on foreign soil. )

Is there any other country where the roads are crumbling, but money is being spent to control internal travel?
(Hint 1: 70,000 bridges in the United States are structurally deficient.)
(Hint 2: In 2008 an estimated 63% of major urban roadways were considered to be in less than good shape.)
(Hint 3: The TSA budget for 2010 is $7.8 billion, an increase of $800 million from 2009.)
(Hint 4: There is no count or accounting of people on the no-fly list, though it is known that non-dangerous people are not allowed to fly.)

Do you know of another country building walls on its boarders?
(Hint: Look south.)

Mr. Obama, tear that wall down! Mr. Obama, close our overseas bases! Mr. Obama, spend my tax money on us, the U.S. That will be a true war on terror.