If it wasn't for our gun-ho mentality, Iraq wouldn't be in the mess its in.
Our American junk food media has to always paint someone as an enemy. We went into a sovereign country on the merits of terrorism. Americans thought that the Iraqi government was harboring terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. We were to believe that Saddam Hussein was an ally of Osama bin Laden.
None of that was true. We wasted over nine years and lost over 4,350 active soldiers, hundreds of civilians, journalists and over 600,000 Iraqis. All for what? An indefinite war in the name of American execptionalism.
My co-workers were dismayed over the Beau Bergdahl situation. They believe that these "terrorists" shouldn't be freed. After spending twelve years in the Guantanamo Bay federal lock up without being criminally charged, these individuals were released for Bergdahl.
Conservatives were whining about Bergdahl being a "traitor" and "deserter". They believe that these men will return to the battlefield.
Of course, they don't see these people as individuals. They see these [people] as targets.
|The insurgency spreads around Iraq.|
These individuals are enablers of anti-Muslim hate. These men are the armchair warhawks who fight in front of cameras while those who volunteered for the military fight overseas. These so-called armchair warriors and even me, bitch and bemoan about these issues while our American military risks their lives for American execptionalism.
And to make this clear, there is no "real" winners of war. There are no good guys and bad guys! Conservatives and liberals don't see the grey area. They see battle lines all in the name of partisan politics.
In a war, there are no winners, only a whole lot of dead bodies and destruction of land.
George W. Bush pointed the gun in the direction of a country that nothing to do with September 11, 2001.
This war lasted nine years and caused so much waste. President Barack Obama ended this three years ago.
Now after a few years of withdrawal, conservatives are bitching about the government collapsing and they wanted more and more time in the country.
Of course, the American junk food media does go overboard when it comes to covering international situations. I mean overseas events happen. The United States can't be the world's police officer.
We can't waste time and money trying to solve every crisis in the world.
I mean there are civil wars in Thailand, Syria, Uganda, Somalia, Ukraine, Peru, and the United States Republican Party.
|Revising that page in Iraq.|
Northeastern Iraq is being taken over by an insurgency that has ties to Sunni extremists.
The Iraqi insurgency was initially a response by Iraqi groups to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. The insurgency has reemerged since the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011, resulting in violent conflict with the central government, as well as sectarian violence between Iraq's religious groups. Since the U.S. military's withdrawal, the level of violence has risen, as Sunni militant groups have stepped up attacks targeting the country's majority Shia population to undermine confidence in the Shia-led government and its efforts to protect people without American backup.
Armed groups inside Iraq have been increasingly galvanised by the Syrian Civil War. Many Sunni factions stand against the Assad regime, which Shia groups have moved to support, and numerous members of both sects have also crossed the border to fight in Syria.
Weeper of the House John Boehner of Ohio knows his time is up. The Republican leader has complained way too much these days. He lead the most inept and ineffective Congress, ever.
He was asked about the situation in Iraq. Never on to shy away from complaining he made a snide response.
It’s not like we haven’t seen this problem coming for over a year. And it’s not like we haven’t seen, over the last five or six months, these terrorists moving in and taking control of western Iraq, now they’ve taken control of Mosul, they’re a hundred miles from Baghdad. And what’s the president doing? Taking a nap.
The American insurgency knocked off House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and they've hailed this as this as the nail in the coffin for Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
The president has fallen into the Second Term Curse. Everything falls on his lap.
This problem is now Obama's.
What will he do to quarrel the crisis in Iraq?
Is the president a lame duck?
As I gather my thoughts on Beau Bergdahl, we here at Journal de la Reyna will keep you informed on the situation in Iraq. If details emerge, we'll keep you covered!