Skip to comments.War not conservative (Rep. John J. Duncan, R-Tenn.)
Posted on 03/13/2010 6:46:36 PM PST by rabscuttle385
There is nothing conservative about the war in Afghanistan. The Center for Defense Information said a few months ago that we had spent over $400 billion on the war and war-related costs there. Now, the Pentagon says it will cost about $1 billion for each 1,000 additional troops we send to Afghanistan. One Republican Member from California told me recently that we could buy off every warlord in Afghanistan for $1 billion.
Fiscal conservatives should be the ones most horrified by all this spending. Conservatives who oppose big government and huge deficit spending at home should not support it in foreign countries just because it is being done by our biggest bureaucracy, the Defense Department.
We have now spent $1.5 trillion that we did not have--that we had to borrow--in Iraq and Afghanistan. Eight years is long enough. In fact, it is too long. Let's bring our troops home and start putting Americans first once again.
That's been my thought from the get-go.
Yeah, and like any whore that can be bought for money, they will turn round and screw with others, right after taking our money. What is America going to do when the Taliban take our money, then turn round and start another jihad with Al Quaeda, the moment US troops leave Afghanistan?
And what will this congressman do, if Al Quaeda come and bomb New York again, after we've left Afghanistan because we “paid off the warlords”?
Que up the 9-11 pics.
My question as well. It is a fact that there are folks out there, mostly Islamists and communists, who will just not let us rest as long as we have any wealth and we do not serve their god.
IT IS always a temptation to an armed and agile nation,
To call upon a neighbour and to say:
“We invaded you last night - we are quite prepared to fight,
“Unless you pay us cash to go away.”
And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That youve only to pay em the Dane-geld
And then youll get rid of the Dane!
It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say:
“Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
“We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”
And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But weve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.
It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray,
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say:
“We never pay any one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost,
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that plays it is lost!”
Who apparently doesn't even begin to understand the capacity, lethality, or perseverance of the enemy we face.
The war is dishonest because our borders are wide open and our “leaders” fight to keep them open. We face an insurrection here at home while our best and bravest fight a hopeless war with insane Rules of Engagement, and fighting men courts-martialed for doing what they are sworn to do!!
Fiscal conservatives also like to stay alive. This guy sounds like Ron Paul.
In the NINTH year of this war now; WWII--the World War--was over in six years, US part against Japan and Germany less than FOUR years. Unconditional surrender.
The purpoas of the war has changed from retaliation to democracy building, and that is a conservative value.
Followed by decades of occupation, rebuilding, and incorporation into our defense alliances to keep them from sliding back and being attacked or seduced by other forces even worse than they.
We continue to maintain bases in both countries and to let their enemies know that to get to them you have to go through us.
True, I think the whole point is to surround Iran, we should just nuke the whole area and be done with it.
Our _resident, our SecDef & JCS and Pentagon are all compromised. Rumsfeld may have been OK, but he is long gone, and besides, he too had to follow orders.
There has been, and continues to be, a great swarm of contractors who are very rich from these wars. And our boys come home in coffins with the flag to grieving families.
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