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Sen. Joe Lieberman wants to bomb Iran back into the Stone Age.
Stupid idea. Osama bin Laden lives in a cave and look at the trouble he can cause from there. Turning a militant nation like Iran into cave men and women might create yet another primitive fighting force that's too strong for the self-professed greatest military power on earth.
Lieberman gets most of his battle scenarios from that other great military strategist in Washington: George W. Bush. Neither have much of a record when it comes to fighting Stone Age cultures.
Maybe we should let Iran become the world's next nuclear power. We have a better track record fighting nations with sophisticated weaponry. It's the insurgents with used AK-47s and home made bombs that we can't seem to defeat.
Absurd? Of course it is but absurdity is all we have left in this Twilight Zone era. After more than a half-trillion dollars and 3,509 American lives (as of this morning), this country is still losing a war against a makeshift army using hit and run techniques that date back centuries.
So now a wing nut "independent" Senator wants to expand our fighting front and take on a new war in Iran. Why not? We're losing in Afghanistan. We're losing in Iraq. Why not make it three in a row?
Our military resources are stretched so thin that war-weary soldiers face third and fourth involuntary deployments in a war that has already sapped them physically and mentally. We've asked them to do the impossible time and time again. What's one more military debacle? What's another 3,500 lives? What's another wound on the dead carcass that is the soul of this nation?
America's vaunted military machine, like the nation it represents, is a wheezing, bloated, inefficient, scandal-ridden mess – incapable of overcoming its own inertia, devoid of strategic thinking and bankrupt from its own waste, fraud and abuse. It sends soldiers into the field with inadequate training, inadequate equipment and inadequate protection.
Back in America, states face oncoming hurricane and tornado seasons without available National Guard forces to help in emergencies because Bush sent them off to fight in his failed wars.
We can't fight the wars we have now and Lieberman wants to add another conflict to the mix?
God help us.
Oh, I forgot.
God only talks to George W. Bush.