Thursday, January 29, 2009

Obama Ends Four Wars

Op-Ed LA Times columnist Rosa Brooks penned an article today, Obama's Bold First Week. She begins:

Barack Obama ended four wars during his first week as president. With just a few words and strokes of his pen, the president ended the war on terror, the war on Islam, the war on science and the war on women.

No doubt far-right wingnuts have their panties all in a knot over this statement. Of course they and only they know what is best for America. All we have to do is look back on the past eight years to understand exactly what it is that they know best.
Brooks lists these four terminated wars:

In his first executive orders, Obama effectively dismantled the elaborate structures that supported the Bush administration's "war on terror."

The war on Islam is also over. Officially, of course, it never existed.

Obama also ended the undeclared Bush administration war on science. In his inaugural speech, he promised to "restore science to its rightful place."

The undeclared war on women? Also over.
[she refers to the Bush order against supporting foreign health clinics which have abortion information]

An odd collection: gender, religion, intelligence and geopolitics. The four pillars of the Bush-Rove-Cheney scam on America. It worked for a few years, while many American were worried about another 9-11 attack. Fear renders capitulation. Yet, a scam like this can only last so long until the scam-ees catch on. Some still haven't; they live in the dark shadows of the right-wing of the GOP and are as gullible as they get. Rush speaks to them daily.

This week the whole lot meets in Virginia to plot their future existence. I might suggest a serving of Jonesville Kool Aid. That would help America move forward nicely.

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