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How About Lowering America’s War Ceiling?


“On July 25th… while John Boehner raced around the Capitol desperately pressing Republican House members for votes on a debt-ceiling bill that Harry Reid was calling dead-on-arrival in the Senate, America’s new ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, took his oath of office in distant Kabul. According to the New York Times, he then gave a short speech “warning” that “Western powers needed to ‘proceed carefully’” and emphasized that when it came to the war, there would “be no rush for the exits.

“If, in Washington, people were rushing for those exits, no chance of that in Kabul almost a decade into America’s second Afghan War. There, the air strikes, night raids, assassinations, roadside bombs, and soldier and civilian deaths, we are assured, will continue to 2014 and beyond. In a war in which every gallon of gas used by a fuel-guzzling U.S. military costs $400 to $800 to import, time is no object and — despite the panic in Washington over debt payments — neither evidently is cost….”

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175425/tomgram%3A_engelhardt%2C_two-faced_washington/

CONGRATULATIONS!


CONGRATULATIONS to Rush Limbaugh on his fourth traditional marriage! Keep those Family Values comin’, Rush.

I’m doing ‘God’s work’. Meet Mr Goldman Sachs


I’m doing ‘God’s work’. Meet Mr Goldman Sachs – Times Online

“I know I could slit my wrists and people would cheer,” he says. But then, he slowly begins to argue the case for modern banking. “We’re very important,” he says, abandoning self-flagellation. “We help companies to grow by helping them to raise capital. Companies that grow create wealth. This, in turn, allows people to have jobs that create more growth and more wealth. It’s a virtuous cycle.”

I got so much I could say about that, I ain’t sayin’ nuthin’ at all!