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priceofliberty:

We will send boots back to Iraq, the majority of Americans will accept it, and we will be 20 trillion in debt by 2016 elections.

The U.S. will send boots back to Iraq, the majority of Americans will accept it, and the U.S. will be $20,000,000,000,000 in debt by 2016 elections.

Made a few minor corrections, one for fun, the others because …you know.  :-)

If we really saw war, what war does to young minds and bodies, it would be impossible to embrace the myth of war. If we had to stand over the mangled corpses of schoolchildren killed in Afghanistan and listen to the wails of their parents, we would not be able to repeat clichés we use to justify war. This is why war is carefully sanitized. This is why we are given war’s perverse and dark thrill but are spared from seeing war’s consequences. The mythic visions of war keep it heroic and entertaining…

The wounded, the crippled, and the dead are, in this great charade, swiftly carted offstage. They are war’s refuse. We do not see them. We do not hear them. They are doomed, like wandering spirits, to float around the edges of our consciousness, ignored, even reviled. The message they tell is too painful for us to hear. We prefer to celebrate ourselves and our nation by imbibing the myths of glory, honor, patriotism, and heroism, words that in combat become empty and meaningless.

Chris Hedges (via priceofliberty)

My dad doesn’t thinking killing someone in war is considered murder.

He also thinks it’s “too bad” that I don’t watch Bill O’Reilly.

I live 1500 miles from home for reasons.

tomarza:

i’m listening to a soldier on NPR tell the story of how he fatally shot an afghan kid that he described as between thirteen and fourteen years old. he said he felt “sick” and woozy, and his buddy comforted him and told him it would be okay. but you know what? it isn’t. i hope you have nightmares for the rest of your life you fucking monster, may you never find peace, and when you die, straight to hell with you 

There is no soldier that is overseas shooting innocent people, children or otherwise, that can come home and think “it’s going to be okay” or “it’s for the greater good” or “we’re keeping ‘murrica safe”. 

Murder is murder, and when you put a bullet into a little boy’s chest, or a little girl’s brain - there is no justice.  There is no safety.  Nothing is okay.  At that point, the U.S. is the terrorists, not them.  They’re defending themselves, not coming in the offensive.  Even 9/11 wasn’t the offensive.  It was a group of people who’d simply had enough of the U.S.’s occupation presence in their region of the world.

theghastlyordealofcorey:

It seriously pisses me off when people take offense to the fact that I don’t feel like I should have to pay taxes on my income. Do you know how much I could do with that money? And secondly, I never fucking once gave my consent for it to be used to slaughter people in the Middle East. I’d give you my copy of the social contract to wipe the blood off your hands but I never got a copy and wouldn’t have signed it if I did.

This.

Today, June 20, is World Refugee Day
And while we remember all those who are internally and internationally displaced due to war, violence, and persecution, let us also work toward easing the struggles of economic and forced migrants who are fleeing their homelands in fear of gang violence, systematic/political oppression, and trade inequities designed to favor the rich business and drive the poor deeper into poverty.

Violence is violence, no matter if it is internal, political, or economic.

One refugee without shelter is too many.

One refugee, who dies on the journey chasing everything that has been stolen, is too many.

Hija de la Diaspora: Today, June 20, is World Refugee Day 

Murderer-in-chief barackobama just had his annual physical. He’s suffering from pain in his right foot.


You know, people carry stress in different ways. Some have headaches, some carry it in their back.


Apparently the stress of murdering women and children is carried in the right foot.

Wait a minute…

Did I hear murderer-in-chief barry obama say the other day that he was going to end the war in Afghanistan in another year or two?  Did I hear that right?

Sounds awfully familiar.  What also sounds familiar is that 10,000(ish) troops will stay in Afghanistan.  Well kids, that means Imperialism is alive and well, and that war and violence will never truly end.  It’s violent to invade, occupy, rule, and not leave when asked.  The U.S. is the terrorists to Afghans.  The U.S. is the enemy, to them.

Don’t be surprised if another building is blown up, or another plane lands face down in the middle of Chicago or something.  They won’t stop until we do.

I’m not so sure the role of the United States is to go around the world and say ‘this is the way it’s gonna be’.
I think one way for us to end up being viewed as the ugly Americans is to go around the world saying ‘we do it this way, so should you’.
I just don’t think it’s the role of the United States to walk into a country and say ‘we do it this way, so should you’.
If we’re an arrogant nation, they’ll resent us. If we’re a humble nation, but strong, they’ll welcome us.

George Bush, 2000 presidential debates with Al Gore.

Bet y’all forgot that George Bush.  Apparently so did George Bush.  If anything it shows the sheer hypocrisy of what anyone will say to get into office.