So with 14 principled antiwar celebrities missing in action, and dozens of pro-Iraq war repubs suddenly peaceniks, it is clear that everything you know is wrong.
It is as if at key points in Saturday's ND v. Michigan game all the players simultaneously switched sides, which come to think of it, could be what happened. Switching sides for unprincipled partisan advantage was something I used to do when playing Risk (a Games Magazine Hall of Fame Inductee!), and later, any of the great, and great is understating it, games pumped out by the 1960s era Avalon Hill, maker of ultra-geeky, historically impeccable and hexagoned war games, by myself. That is, I would play both sides, or in Risk, all SIX sides, but at various times i would REALLY be playing for one particular side, always the underdog of the moment. But that's not important right now.
This very weird push from an "I didn't draw that red line; somebody else drew that" war president and the reaction thereto illustrates why I could not vote for McCain but voted for Obama in 2008, and why I could not vote for Obama or Romney in 2012 but voted for Gary Johnson (that's Libertarian I should explain, since apparently nobody except me & Mister Muleboy voted for the guy).
Here's the thing: There ARE no good sides in Arab civil wars. Both sides always but always suck. The people don't all suck and the children who suffer the most don't suck, but the assorted political factions and tribes and armed religious sects in these civil and inter-Islamic faction wars do, and so when we decapitate largely secular tyrants and bring "democracy" to these phony "countries" with makeshift borders drawn by the British Empire in retreat, the people overwhelmingly vote in their own brand of murderous religious fanatic. And this is worth our blood and treasure why? On the plus side, in a couple decades it will be our kids who will be saddled with our astounding war debt and we'll be happily senile.
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