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World War III–In Case You Missed It

Newt Gingrich and William Bennett say America is now in the midst of World War III. They say the enemy is militant Islam and America is involved on fronts all across the world. I saw these men say this on TV. 

What I’d like to see, if we are in a so-called Third World War, is a call for mobilization involving real sacrifice. Like a tax increase instead of tax cuts for the rich.

It is hard to pick a most offensive aspect of the conflict in Iraq as conducted by the Bush team. But one thing I could nominate is the failure to ask American citizens for any type of sacrifice. Our troops and thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians are dying in a war America started, yet we are not asked to change anything about how we live. This despite the fact so many of us live like pigs. It’s appalling.

July 31, 2006 - Posted by | Lousy People, Politics, Things Watching Tv Made Me Think About

1 Comment »

  1. Sacrifice? What are you talking about? Of course the powers that be have asked for sacrifice. What do you think they are asking of those less economically priveledged (or successful) as themselves?
    On another note, WWIII presents great opportunities. Great opportunities! When 99.9% of the world are not the enemy but you can borrow and spend as though they are? Hoo Doggie!
    The most offensive part of the war in Iraq? The people who encouraged it and are getting rich from it at the expense of those who didn’t and aren’t.

    Comment by carsick | August 2, 2006

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