Show me a party which doesn’t support unnecessary war and I’ll vote for it. These wars are against countries which never attacked us and these operations aren’t even ever declared as wars. When those 4 soldiers died in Africa recently, what were we doing over there in the first place? Had the American public even been informed about a military mission in Africa? No, but we get entire news hours for one year on the possibility of Russian collusion with Trump and co. No matter how much you salivate of the Mueller investigation and the hopes that it gets impeached, you must admit only totally slanted coverage like MSNBC’s ignores central issues like the cost of war. Who better to set us straight than a vet whose seen both the destruction and the folly of wars which don’t keep America safe–they only enrich the wagers of war.
This ex-soldier gets it totally right. We have two parties and neither is angling for peace. Voters turn a blind eye to it, despite everyone claiming “We support the troops.” This is the core problem of our government–don’t let them distract you with Roy Moore, Al Franken or the tweets of an idiot president. These minor issues make it look as if the parties are more different than they are and allow us to take sides on the easily judged topics like diddling with teen girls and a bungled phone call to the mother of a deceased soldier from a president who we already knew was a complete fool. While the central issue–the wars we don’t mention–eat up 1/2 of our tax dollars. If you truly support the troops, please give this earnest young man a listen.
Ex-solider: “The occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq are costing us $700 a day…..we could spend $700 a day giving every single person healthcare, a college education, a job and a livelihood and a home. That’s what we need to be spending our money on. But this government is not going to do that. They’re not going to use that money in this way. They’re not going to end the wars, and they’re not going to do it because they’re not our government. It’s a government of the rich, it’s the government of Wall Street. the oil giants, the defense contractors.