29 March 2011

Another Reason

Do you remember when Democrats recoiled at the doctrine of preemptive war? Last night was the final reminder that, with the exception of some diehards like Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Democrats when wielding power are only against Republican preemptive war. If anything, they are more promiscuous in choosing conflicts than their warmaking brethren on the other side of the aisle; just less likely to go all-in with ground troops. Does it satisfy the consciences of Bush-hating interventionists merely that Obama made more nice-sounding comments about subsuming America's lead role within a United Nations-blessed coalition? And have they thought through even for one moment the kind of bar-lowering precedent they're setting for the next Republican president to send ground troops into wherever the hell?
As I’ve maintained, there is little difference between Democrats and Republicans.  The only time either party acts on principle is when they have no power.  I didn’t vote in the 2008 presidential election because there was no difference between Bush, McCain, and Obama (by which I mean that whoever was elected would more or less endure four more years of Bush’s policies).  All three of them were/are intent on taking America down the road to serfdom.  The only difference between the three of them is/was the speed at which they would take America down that road.  Since societal collapse is inevitable, my preference is that occur sooner rather than later.

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