American can’t remember those senseless conflicts

Americans seem to have dementia (short-term memory loss) and Alzheimer’s (long-term memory loss) regarding the senseless wars we continue to have.  First Vietnam, then the backing of the contras against the idea of communism spreading throughout Central America.

Years later we move on to the boogie man known as Saddam Hussein, who was supposedly a direct threat to the United States with weapons of mass destruction.   Move on to get the boogie man Osama Bin Laden and Afghanistan to fight the Taliban in a no-win situation.

We obviously didn’t learn the lesson Russia did many years before in their war with Afghanistan.  Oh that’s right, we backed Osama Bin Laden and his Mujahideen faction in Afghanistan during that war.  Now it is the boogie man Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran’s future weapons of mass destruction.

When is the general public going to get their memory back and realize this is all about either control of oil or funding the military industrial complex corporations in the United States.  Stop pissing our tax dollars away on wars that are not necessary and start using so much of wasted defense budget money on better causes for the American public.  Maybe we need to address the problem of lack of memory and fund a huge project so people will remember how senseless these wars are.
Henry Kantrowitz
Punta Leona

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