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Time to Come Home

Today, President Obama has announced that all American troops are coming home from Iraq by the end of the year. I’m sure that there is going to be a lot of discussion and finger-pointing over time tables and such. In my opinion, it is past time for our troops to come home. We’ve lost too many Americans. Unfortunately, after much thought and consideration, it is difficult for me to come up with much that we’ve accomplished. We got rid of Saddam Hussein. Everyone will acknowledge that he was a dictator and a mass murderer. As we began what will no doubt be a protracted discussion on what was accomplished and when should we come home, I think it is important for us to remember our goals. šŸ™‚ I have to smile because our goals have changed over the last 8-10 years. Originally, our goals were to prevent Saddam Hussein from launching an attack on the United States or our allies with weapons of mass destruction (nuclear weapons, chemical weapons or biological weapons). As everyone now knows, we found no weapons of mass destruction ā€“ none. There were multiple other reasons placed out there in the ethernet which included securing Iraqi oil for the United States, freeing the Iraqi people from the brutal dictatorship of Saddam Hussein, freeing Iraq from the terrorists calling themselves Al Qaeda in Iraq and finally, the domino effect. By taking out Saddam Hussein and instilling democracy in Iraq, democracy would spread throughout the Middle East.

I’m ecstatic that our troops are coming home. I am deeply saddened that we spent over $800 billion (more than our economic stimulus package) and have so little to show for it. Over 4400 Americans have been killed and over 32,000 have been wounded. I know that our troops have fought bravely. I’m in awe of their sacrifice and dedication to duty.

Mister President ā€“ let’s bring them home quickly and safely.

By |2011-10-21T19:37:51-04:00October 21st, 2011|Iraq, Obama administration|Comments Off on Time to Come Home

The Errington Thompson Show 1/20/07

We start off and say a few words about Art Buchwald and Michael Brecker who both died this week. The White house backs off domestic wiretaps. Why? They swore that the president had the right to tap anyone’s phone without any oversight. As soon as the Democrats take control of the House, the White decided that they will go thru the FISA courts. For the majority of the show, we discuss what’s going on in politics for the last couple of weeks with Bill Scher of the Liberal Oasis. We start off with an excellent discussion on what’s going on with Bush’s policy. Surge. Why has Bush decided to go against the Generals and the Congress and the American people? We have the nerve to mention the word – civil war! The US likes some militias and don’t like others. We believe that there should not be any militias if we really believe that we are trying to start a democracy in Iraq. Can the Democratic Congress really stop the Iraq War? Nope. We review history. Iran-Contra. Vietnam. Excellent example of how little power Congress has in directing a war.

Political landscape is discussed. We talk about Hilliary getting into the race. We talk about the Democratic candidates. I think that everyone has already made up their minds about Hillary. Bill disagrees. Bill does point out the most important thing is not the candidate but instead these guys need to understand and articulate progressive ideas. This is the most important thing that can happen. Here, Here!!!
In honor of Martin Luther King Day I play a portion of Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech.

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By |2012-05-08T16:46:42-04:00February 10th, 2007|Domestic Issues, Domestic Spying, Election 2008, Iraq, Mess O'Potamia (Iraq/Iran/Israel/Palestine), Podcasts|Comments Off on The Errington Thompson Show 1/20/07
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