Political Annoyance This Week

While I suppose it is an unofficial declaration, it is still is rather grimly amusing in the light of the Obama administration’s recent moves to make it possible to launch a drone attack on anyone. 

But the real irony is probably in the fact that the end of the war on terror has resulted in the legitimization of Islamism: 

The president realizes he has no choice but to cultivate the Muslim Brotherhood and other relatively “moderate” Islamist groups emerging as lead political players out of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere.

Even though most of the West views the tendency towards Islamism and Sharia as anathema to democracy, this is now the sort of arrangement we are pleased to call victory. 

I’d love to see an actual end to the purported war on terror, a war which now more than ever hardly seems to be a war on terror and more of a convenient excuse for the erosion of civil and economic liberties at home, and the alternating propping up and tearing down of various nations abroad. 

A Marine is discharged for criticizing Obama. Wonderfully amusing that one of the subversive comments simply stated that he would not do anything he thought was illegal. So the fact that he said he intended to uphold the Oath of Enlistment is now grounds for other than honorable discharge. 

I’ve always despised the show 24 because of its disgusting endorsement of torture. Turns out that and other shows are probably contributing to the use of torture by US troops.  

And finally Marco Rubio comes through and supports war, war, and more war. After you, my good sir.