Where are all the war protests?

We are in a financial mess and for some unknown reason we are fighting 3 wars, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. Actually in the newspeak lexicon of the Obama administration, the Libyan War is not really a war but a Military Kinetic Action.

What puzzles me is the lack of protests to these wars. We have casualties, it’s enormously expensive and all three of these Kinetic Actions (a redundant phrase since kinetic implies action) are quagmires with no defined rules of engagement and no exit strategy.

 I had no problem criticizing GW for his miserable job performance but at least I had the solace that I didn’t cast a vote for him, sadly that is not the case for Obama. Let’s get out NOW. As a matter of fact let’s draw the military out of all the overseas locations, we have enough work to do at home. For example defending our our border from the drug warlords  (or is that medicinal kinetic entrepreneurs?).

When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone. “It means just what I choose it to mean – neither more or less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master – that’s all.”

Lewis CarrollEnglish author & recreational mathematician (1832 – 1898)


2 thoughts on “Where are all the war protests?

  1. Apparently the majority of the antiwar protesters and the associated media coverage were motivated less by moral outrage than by politics. Where is the likes of Cindy Sheehan? Seems like she was mentioned daily when GW was the POTUS.


  2. RE: Kinetic Military Action

    George Orwell said: “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.”


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