Posted 5 years ago on June 1, 2012, 1:35 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic
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Since when were republicans the anti-war party? They're not. The one thing the republicans in Congress don't criticize Obama for is attacking nations. In fact the majority of them think he needs to do it "better" and be more harsh. Which is the opposite of wanting the wars to end. The republican politicians want him to go harder on Iran. And Obama himself said military options have not been taken off the table. A lot of republicans in Congress even wanted to stay in Iraq longer than the Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq. So why do so many people on this forum accuse anti-war activists of being secret republicans for speaking out against the wars and Obama's role in the undeclared drone wars in nations that did not attack us?
I remember back when Bush was in office it was the democrat citizens and a lot of democrats in Congress that were speaking out against a president leading wars and attacking nations that did not attack us. What happened to sticking to that policy?
The drone wars are illegal and kill innocent civilians all the time. It's counter productive to bomb nations that did not attack us. Anything that kills large numbers of civilians is counterproductive. Sanctions are counterproductive when it hurts the people and not the tyrant leader. We saw that happen in the 90's against Iraq before Bush and congress went to war.
The drone wars are illegal! - http://occupywallst.org/forum/warmonger-presidents-from-bush-to-obama/
So when I speak out against attacking nations that did not attack us now... that somehow means I'm a secret republican? What the fuck does that even mean? It's that kind of attitude that plays into the 1%'s divide and conquer tactic.
And what if I was a republican? Does that make attacking another nation that did not attack us any less wrong? Does the fact that the term militant is used to define "any male of military age" any less wrong? If they take out 50 innocent 20 year old males they're called militants in our books because they were near a target so they must be bad. Did you know black water has gotten contracts in Afghanistan under this administration? Is that less wrong?
I am not a republican and I am not a democrat. I don't play that game. But yes I do vote.
Key inspirational heroes speaking where many refuse to speak - Dennis Kucinich, Alan Grayson, and of course the hearts and minds behind the ACLU
If you want to read some truth I suggest buying Dennis Kucinich's speech "A Prayer for America." I bought it on Amazon for 10 bucks with shipping included.
NO MORE WAR. They can do a better job on the inside of our nation and take notice of threats early like they should have done before 9/11. We can still protect our nation without drone bombing nations that did not attack us. The 1% is making money on these wars on Wall Street. Corporatism is still at play as private corporations still obtain huge military contracts.
Don't look at this issue as a persuasion on how to vote. Just look at this as an issue to get these presidents to stop!
Vote how you want. But if we're all fighting for the same issues we can see change in both parties. Name calling of others and accusations without factual representation are counterproductive.
It's much better to work together as citizens than to play their propaganda game of US vs THEM. It is impossible to get a country to agree on everything. But we can try. And the only way that we can truly try is to work together on issues instead of playing the role of arch enemies. If we all agree on a lot of issues, we can get both sides to change.
People have tried to push me out of here because I do not support the drone policies of this administration. Why would you want someone like me to leave just because of that? That kind of US vs THEM game is counterproductive. We are the 99% If more people join the protest and fight for the same issues, it's more likely to lead to change.