United States President Barack Obama tonight doomed his own re-election chances by sucking up to the right-wing zealots and ordering 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan. Ultimately, Afghanistan will be Obama’s Vietnam.
The American president tried mightily to rationalize his wrongheaded decision and to deny any similarities between this invasion and America’s 1960s invasion of Vietnam. But try though he might, he was wrong on all counts.
In the first place, Barack Obama is intelligent enough to recognize that 9-11 was probably an inside job, orchestrated by the George W. Bush administration and the CIA. All they needed to do was find a score of demented Muslim fanatics to serve as their frontment and scapegoats.
Who are America and its allies supposedly fighting in Afghanistan? Well, of course, it’s the Taliban and al-Qaeda, two creatures nurtured and brought to terrorist power in the first place by U.S.-government funding. read more »