Worse Than Distraction
June 28, 2011 4 Comments
As someone who thinks we should remove all military personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan and cease all related expenditures, I welcomed the news I think I vaguely heard about President Obama pulling out of (?) Afghanistan, or whatever it was exactly that was announced and discussed last week while I was flipping car radio stations1 on vacation.
(As with most of President Obama’s acts, it’s very difficult to determine whether this thing that was done? announced? memo’ed? was purely rhetorical, or actually will result in some tangible activity somewhere down the line.)
The only question I have, however, is for all the lefties out there: Is this what y’all meant by “focusing on the Real War On Terror In Afghanistan”?
I mean aren’t you angry? Not only are we now “distracted” from fighting in Afghanistan, we’re apparently (?) going to pull out altogether! Which totally pisses y’all off, because of how much you totally SINCERELY cared about that military action, about “focusing” on it, about not being “distracted” from it, and all.
I mean….right? Or am I misremembering about 10,000 totally-sincere arguments I endured and totally took seriously as worth addressing at face value between 2003-2008? Let me know and thanks in advance.
1Side note: According to my admittedly unscientific sampling of radio stations up and down the East Coast, a randomly-chosen song drawn from the measure space [songs played on the sort of FM radio station I'm not likely to instantaneously skip past] is, at this time, probabilistically likely to be – in descending order -
- “The Logical Song” by Supertramp (3x)
- “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey (3x)
- “Take It Easy” by The Eagles (2x)
- that F-word song by Cee Lo Green (sp?) (2x)
- “The Spirit Of Radio” by Rush (2x)
So now you know.