Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The War Is Over! Halleluyah!
Finally! this blasted bloody war is over! Maybe now we can get back to the proper business and concerns of daily life in these United States. Without all this rubbish of worrying about what one or the other little disgruntled Muslim might be planning for us today.
As someone in the UK recently pointed out to me, there are more people dying from poor health care than there are terrorists or Muslims working in hospitals. So the time to retire this dog eared maxim of "war on terror" is long past it's shelf life.
And what better person to ring in the clarion call to reason than newly minted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday the Obama administration had dropped "war on terror" from its lexicon, rhetoric former President George W. Bush used to justify many of his actions.
"The (Obama) administration has stopped using the phrase and I think that speaks for itself. Obviously," Clinton told reporters traveling with her to The Hague for a conference on Afghanistan, which Bush called part of his "global war on terror."
I think it speaks for itself too. Who better to put an end to all this nonsense than the wife of the man who sat and fiddled (diddled) while the new Rome burned.
All that is missing from this dawning new age of Obama's socialist dream? Is a new deal for the procurement of hand rolled cigars from Cuba and blue silk dresses from North Korea. That would at the least make Bill happier....but I digress.
The term war on terror was coined in a different era. At a time when America had been recently and viciously bloodied. That was over seven years ago now. A veritable lifetime in the fast food and instant gratification mentality of generations X and Y.
The attention spans of many in those two generations are equivalent to a baby duck. Every day is a brand new day to them and they forget all that was experienced the previous day. And they literally abhor having to be reminded about the mundane things of past tense like history and what happened then. "This is all so yesterday."
So moving on is the thing to do and the Obama administration is certainly prepared to both move on and capitalize on the short attention spans of their google eyed minions.
Meanwhile, our friends in the middle east and elsewhere, see this as an opportunity to rekindle and re-validate their own self worth in the world. And they will not rest on their laurels or take any respite from their commitment to serve Allah to the best death for the infidels.
Baitullah Mehsud, who has a $5 million bounty on his head from the U.S., said Monday's attack outside the eastern city of Lahore was in retaliation for U.S. missile strikes against militants along the Afghan border.
"Soon we will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world," Mehsud told The Associated Press by phone. He provided no details.
So in the interim. In the time that it takes to wait and see what happens and whether or not we survive the next attack, we can make more plans to spend the money that we don't have recovering from the drunken stupor that was created by the Clinton years of books cooking and weapons trading to our enemies. And don't forget the runaway spending of congress that followed in the wake of previous recessions and burst bubbles and the recession/depression that besets us now. Barack Hussein Obama is about to lead us all into the promised land folks. So pick up your rose colored glasses and sun screen as you enter the new era of yes we can. It promises to be one helluva ride and apparachik puppet show.
Author Prime at 7:44 AM