Obama Pulls the Plug on War, Recharges another…

It’s Officially the 1st day of September,

a hot one at that,

and to kick off the beginning of my season, President Obama has promised to end a whole entire war.

In his 2nd ever address from the Oval office, Obama declared that the combat mission in Iraq is over and that the initial decision to engage was a mistake and this is the admission to that.

It is public knowledge that Obama was opposed to the Iraq occupation from the onset, usually trading sentiments with George W. Bush and other Republican defenders of the war. However, in his address, Obama notes that he personally called Bush and conversed on the situation at hand in Iraq, and then accentuated the positive aspects of Bush’s intentions as a Devoted American.

In either case, While Obama insists that the number one priority in the U.S. is tending to the economy, this withdrawal from Iraq will see 50,000 American troops remaining for support and counter-terrorism training, and only serves as an effort to strengthen the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. So this is a relief in one way, and a headache in another. The agenda continues…I just read that the war in Afghanistan is now the longest since Vietnam. We just don’t hear about it consistently.

We as Americans have forgotten why we are in either territory to begin with. As Anti-Muslim sentiments grow and grow daily in the face of the Ground Zero Mosque debate, none of these Military moves seem to be helping anything. When U.S. soldiers leave Iraq next year, will it be any better than when they entered almost a decade ago?

I commend Obama for his stance on the situation and making a bold move that will reunite families and keep thousands of our brave young men out of an unecessary environment, but the American Government still gets the side eye from me, until all War is on pause for a minute…

How about we worry about the oil spill that we caused that will fuck up an entire OCEAN system for years to come? How about that??

Oh, and I stole this Obama pic from an Associated Press article because it looked so iconic. You gotta love it.

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5 Comments

  1. Respectfully, the President DID focus on the spill, the cleanup, and now victims compensation. Again, it’s something we just don’t hear very much about right now.
    We’re stuck in Afghanistan because we can’t officially wage war against the radical elements of the Taliban directly in Pakistan, where the real problem is. Oh, and Pakistan has poorly guarded nukes.
    Why did we go to Afghanistan in the first place? 9/11.

    • Thanks for your insight. I just wish that the economy and the Oil spill were the ONLY focuses and that anything else in the vein of war was near non-existant.
      You Really believe the U.S. Army in STILL in Afghanistan 8 years later because Of 9/11??
      I guess that means that the manhunt is still on for Bin Laden huh?
      The Taliban is not in Control of Pakistan’s government. It’s best we not ruffle the feathers of any countries doing worse than us who have Nuclear possession. Why is this so hard of a concept.

      • Malik, we’re basically in agreement. The question was why did we go into Afghanistan in the first place. The 9/11 thing went right out the door pretty much immediately. Pakistan is a rough situation, because the fragile government desperately needs us there, but it’s politically bad for them to tell their people that. Please believe me, Karzi is telling his constituents one thing, and Obama something else entirely. The only reason the Taliban hasn’t taken over Pakistan is because of our presence.

  2. I caught that we’re in agreement. And I’m aware that Pakistan is in a crazy place. You actually brought up some points about Pakistan that I have to look into now. It just sucks that religion and cultural difference as well as economic assertion is at the heart of this. Thanks for being a dope and thoughtful reader.

  3. I’ve only looked at the title of this, and I have one comment: IN MY OPINION, THERE ARE NO PLANS TO ABANDON THE STRATEGY OF FOREIGN OCCUPATION THAT THIS COUNTRY IS EXERCISING ANY TIME SOON.


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