While John Oliver, on his wonderful HBO show, was showing us how badly our infrastructure is crumbling-- across the US because we aren't willing to pay to fix it, while some of us worry about the drought threatening the middle of the United States and into California (including a lot of Mexico), while others are concerned with too many children not being vaccinated leading to a return of diseased we haven't seen in decades, while others worry about fair immigration laws, what is the right wing in Congress busy plotting-- a new war.
If Neocons get their way,
the United states will be back in a war, this time with a far bigger
enemy than the last ones. Neocons see only one solution to any problem--
bombing and killing. They are already rallying their support for such a
war, which they do want. Part of that is asking Netanyahu to speak to
Congress. This man wanted war before he got elected; so at least
Israelis know what they are getting with him. Do Americans?
now, Americans don't want war. According to that article, it's why
Obama didn't drop bombs in Syria in 2013, when he wanted to. Currently
Americans don't want the kind of war we would face if we become involved
in another land war in the Middle East.
Does anyone believe they can't though get jingoed
into it? This is a country that spends its time in front of
televisions, wants Twitter length explanations of any difficult subject,
and loves the excitement of violent wars. Especially if it doesn't mean
their kids have to fight the wars. It's how it worked to get enough
people on board to invade Iraq where there was no excuse.
the Neocons are busy again saying there is only one answer. Generally
speaking, these are people who never fought a war. They hope to go over
the head of our President and get one started anyway. If Israel bombs
Iran, where does that leave us? I read an article claiming they
threatened to do just that in 2014 and the US said, you head there with
bombs and we'll shoot your planes down. They backed off. What I just
said has part of the right wing salivating over the power to bomb
regardless of the cost.
Well, why not, they don't
intend to pay the cost. They just send off the troops (made up of sons
and daughters from the lower and middle classes), cut more taxes, block
any regulations on finance or environment, enlarge our debt, and then
say it's the fault of Democrats when the debt spirals and we have
Amazingly, this tactic works with
some Americans. Well, look at the size of the debt (18 trillion
dollars), and you see the argument for it being a problem; but the
solution to the problem of all that interest being paid is not what you
might think-- increase taxes. No, it's cut them more and also all the
programs that help the poor. It's their fault. It will be the same
argument made if we got into what will be a far more major war with
Iran-- pay for it? Why should we?
So Netanyahu is going
to make the case for war and a lot of Republicans are going to cheer.
Will that convince the rest of America-- enough to do it?