Congress at the behest of Charlie Wilson armed the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan to fight the Soviets 3 decades ago , now we fight the Taliban. We armed Saddam as a counter to the Iranian revolution and helped him fight a 10 year war before he lost his usefulness. We lost 180 Marines helping with a civil war in Lebanon. Gaddafi renounced terrorism , gave up his weapons programs and courted the international community only to die in the streets like a rat in a hole. We got Benghazi for our efforts. Now we are supposed to believe that arming the correct group of rebels will somehow reshape the middle east in a favorable way? Been there done that. Why will it be any different this time? We are also to believe that after 2 years of fighting and momentum shifting to his side, victory almost in hand, that Assad has decided to use small amounts of chemical weapons so we have no choice but to intervene.....by arming the people that want to kill us...
........http://www.reactionface.info/sites/default/files/images/1312291457832.jpg....... (love the pic LIMRIC)
Perhaps this cartoon reflects the value of a dollar after the fed stops buying 85 billion worth of bonds each month(QE3) and the market is allowed to auto correct. Ever wonder why the DOW is at 15000 while 1 in 5 are on some sort of assistence?
what would al awlaki think of this type of unfettered powers. Not the best of examples but then we will never hear his side now will will.....drones coming to a city near you ( for your safety of course)
touche limric touche
limric...Yes the republican primary was a made for tv event meanwhile down the road was this speech.... well im getting at 502 server error when i try to post youtube of Ron pauls farewell speech from tampa(they might be on to us). I saw it live and it is well worth watching....
Nice post Rickaroo....Libertarianism could only exist in a very small, unified society of like-minded people....... A supose this is why Libraterians focus on state and individual rights. 50 choices on how the individual whould like to live as opposed to a 1 size fits all centralized model. Remember we used to have 1 rep in the house for every 10000 citizens then they capped it at the current number so by breeding we have diluted the power of the vote.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soF2uI... Here is another Libraterian defending Manning
Rickaroo..... I believe the righties concervatives and the Tea party may have a tendency to fit your narrative concerning military support and Private Manning but the Libraterians tend to be much further to the left when it comes to military spending and forgien involvment. As far as goverment being evil I would counter that the federal government it a self serving entity that is operating in a positive feedback manner. Continually using authority it has granted itself to justify needing more authority. Authority it has upsurped from the states though regulation, and executive order.So here is at least one self labled Libraterian who would support both the actions of Manning and Snowden.
BRP....Don't expect that from any of our representation from Tennessee though, if past behaviour is any indication.....
The ones currently there own this mess. They voted for it so they must defend it but don't look for it to be around come november 2014......This issue is to nuanced for the general election. It's best if they stick to the Ten Commandments, school prayer, gay relationships, and saving the unborn.
great pic limric