Saturday, March 26, 2011

Libya shibya, send that damn money our way! (by anon)

I'm not ignorant of why Obama authorized force in Libya and not in Yemen and Bahrain.  Yemen and Bahrain are already US allies (we don't want to piss off the leaders there), and Libya has over 3 times the oil reserves in the US (one tenth of the world's oil reserves).  Deposing Gaddafi for a more "friendly" leader would certainly be in the interest of the US.

But goddamnit!  Obama spent over $100 million the first day (THE FIRST DAY) of the air strikes on missiles.  Now I know that $100 million isn't a lot in the grand scheme of things, but shit, Walker is trying to save $130 million by making public employees bend over and take one for the team and it has been quite the stink here.  So I say - HEY OBAMA, SEND SOME OF THOSE $100 MILLION INSTALLMENTS OUR WAY!  If he can spend that much on a foreign country in one day, don't you think it would be a better use of money for him to help out his own public employees??  Hell, send it anywhere in the US where budgets are hurting and good people are having trouble making ends meet.  How would that not be the more responsible thing to do? 

The US taxpayers have already spent over $1 trillion dollars (yes, that is a "t") on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars from 2001 to Jan 2011.  Is it a freaking wonder why the bursting of the housing bubble hurt us so much?!  We are pissing our money away in these damn wars.  We still spend millions per day on these wars, and now we're taking on some additional war expenses.  It makes me want to piss nails.

Yes, I find this authorization of force in Libya gross.  Whatever case can be made that the offensive is for humanitarian purposes (and I do think that is bull), it would be more humanitarian to give that back to the US people.

Obama, I am still trying to believe in you.  But I seriously wonder if you still believe in us.


  1. How can you even entertain the thought that Obama still believes in you? He never believed in you in the first place. From day one, he has been in the pockets of Goldman Sacs and the other rich banksters. Your pockets are not deep enough. Regarding the money spent on wars, you should know by now that war is good for the corporate sector, the military industrial complex. Don't get too hung up on the money, it is borrowed from the Chinese. Besides, you won't have to pay it back, your grand children will cover it for you. So in the words of that patriot, Sarah Palin "spend baby spend".

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