Reuters: "The United States has increased its military presence in Iraq, ordering 300 more troops ....."
LOL LOL. "We have engaged the enemy and we is QUAGMIRED!"
"We stand at a critical moment in the life of our nation. The policies of the last six years have left America diminished and weakened. Our enemies no longer fear us. Our allies no longer trust us. .... Threats to America’s security are on the rise."The Alliance for a Strong Amurka will, they said,
"advocate for the policies needed to restore American power and pre-eminence;
"explain the indispensable role America and American power must play in the world in order to defeat the broad array of threats we face today; and
"fight to restore the strength of America's military -- the greatest fighting force and the greatest force for good the world has ever known... "
We are left “diminished and weakened” ... in danger of not keeping it up... Obama has put on the “path of decline” ... We need to be hard and to project our power ... For Iran is marching! Obama has kept us in the dark as to “the true nature of the threat we face” For there is no doubt that there are dark dangers lurking in the murky corners of our bedroom. How do we know this? Because the corners would not be dark if they weren’t hiding something.A person who spoke this way would be certified as insane. Bombast and belligerence are nothing uniquely American and at least half the country is sick of the wages of war. At the same time, far too many Americans are susceptible to a toxic brew of self-doubting self-righteousness coupled with the fearful certitude of lurking, unseen dangers ready to devour us in an instant unless we strike out against them in God's Name. Hoss would have wanted it.
The workers of the banana plantations in Colombia went on strike in December 1928. They demanded written contracts, eight-hour work days, six-day work weeks and the elimination of food coupons. The strike turned into the largest labor movement ever witnessed in the country until then. The United States threatened to invade with the U.S. Marine Corps if the Colombian government did not act to protect United Fruit’s interests. An army regiment from Bogotá was dispatched by the government to deal with the strikers, which it deemed to be subversive. The troops set up their machine guns on the roofs of the low buildings at the corners of the main square, closed off the access streets and after a five-minute warning opened fire into a dense Sunday crowd of workers and their wives and children who had gathered, after Sunday Mass... (Banana Massacre)But that was nothing compared to McKinley's massacres in the Phillippines or the aggregate massacres in Guatemala, Nicaragua and San Salvador by U.S. trained death squads.