Do you really want to be the new “war president”?

With our economic collapse still in full swing and our precious young men and women being sacrificed on the altar of arrogance and greed, the breakdown of this great civilization we call America will head, full throttle, into oblivion if you become the “war president.” Empires never think the end is near, until the end is here. Empires think that more evil will force the heathens to toe the line — and yet it never works. The heathens usually tear them to shreds.

Choose carefully, President Obama. You of all people know that it doesn’t have to be this way. You still have a few hours to listen to your heart, and your own clear thinking. You know that nothing good can come from sending more troops halfway around the world to a place neither you nor they understand, to achieve an objective that neither you nor they understand, in a country that does not want us there. You can feel it in your bones.

I know you know that there are LESS than a hundred al-Qaeda left in Afghanistan! A hundred thousand troops trying to crush a hundred guys living in caves? Are you serious? Have you drunk Bush’s Kool-Aid? I refuse to believe it.

Your potential decision to expand the war (while saying that you’re doing it so you can “end the war”) will do more to set your legacy in stone than any of the great things you’ve said and done in your first year. One more throwing a bone from you to the Republicans and the coalition of the hopeful and the hopeless may be gone — and this nation will be back in the hands of the haters quicker than you can shout “tea bag!”

Michael Moore | HuffPost

2 thoughts on “Do you really want to be the new “war president”?”

  1. You’re a good writer, I will give you that and your post does inspire emotion. But your facts and figures are ridiculously far from the truth. Pick up a newspaper or even turn on the tv. I’m not saying that I agree with the troop surge, but for god’s sake learn about an issue before you senselessly rant about it. Enjoy your career at the tabloids…if you make it that far.

  2. Um, Michael Moore is the author of that piece. I’m the editor and occasional contributor for ThinkingPeace.

    But what on earth do you mean about facts and figures and senseless ranting?

    The “less than 100 al Qaeda in Afghanistan” figure comes from US intelligence services.

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