May 26th, 2018
Seventeen years ago, George W. Bush launched his war against Afghanistan...because...reasons.
I guess he didn't like he Taliban, didn't like Afghani's...who knows, all I know is B-52's were used extensively to deliver our government's opinion on the former Taliban government...then switched to boots, tires, and tracks to further ensconce our opinion that we no likey Taliban...and oh, by the way, you wouldn't have happened to see a tall guy, thin, gaunt, wear's a turban, Arab fellow...no, well, then a pity we're going to have lower some topography.
War in Afghanistan...it made sense if one just doesn't look at the utter failure of diplomacy, and just stuck to "it's on bitches!" post-9/11
But, no...the splendor of kinetics and energy disbursement amongst mud buildings seems so...quaint...but wait, lo and behold, W. turned his eyes to Iraq...ah yeah, you gonna git it!
And so.../sigh...George W. Bush, with one war in the basket, Afghanistan, starts another fucking war in Iraq...rinse, repeat, toss out the old, set up the new...aaannnd, now let loose the sectarian fighting...because now the Shiites have had enough the Sunni's shit for the last fifty years, so it's on bitches!
Shiites gunning for Sunni's, and then Sunni's gunning for Shiites, throw Al-Qaeda in the mix, oh hey, and throw Iran in for shits and giggles, and then incomes ISIS...like frat boys attracted to a kegger, ISIS fills in because, while Iraq is falling-the-fuck-apart, Syria lights up.../sigh...
And we stood there in the middle of those groups thinking, "uh...wut?!?"
We're supposed to been greeted as liberators, friends, Americana, Apple pie, 4 billion dollars in cash, high-level visits...damn, people, what more do you want?
USA out of Iraq?
And so with a new President Obama, of which I expected small changes, changes that would pull us away from two wars...instead embraces the tar-baby Syria, and commits.
And so, now, we have...Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Syria.
17 fucking years of war.
And now it looks like Bolton humped Trump into gaming Iran for war.
So this memorial day, lets try to remember that period of time...which seems to be getting dimmer...of when there was no war.
A time of peace.