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As 18th Year of War in Afghanistan Begins, Sen. Warren Says: 'Long Past Time to Bring Our Troops Home'


#41

I’ve watched the Young Turks. I agree with what Cenk Uygur says about the Republicans & Israel but disagree with him about supporting Obama’s bombing of Libya. Afghanistan may not have oil but it has poppy seeds. There are poppy seeds all over the ME, S Asia & many other places. Not every place has the exact same resources.


#42

star – Think of how many saw this over and over again on their TV’s and still believe it.
Never let anyone tell you that right wing propaganda doesn’t work.


#43

Wow a really, bold, progressive position on U.S. interventionism. And it only took 18 years! -snark-
But lest anyone accuse her of being soft, she voted a year ago to increase defense spending to $700 billion; with a significant chunk of it targeted for the Middle East…yep, including Afghanistan. And of course, maintains strong-pro-Israel and anti-Iran positions, in line with the official neoliberal agenda.

Liz may be just fine when it comes to banking oversight and a few other tidbits of domestic policy (though it must be noted that the latter will always suffer as long as so much of the budget goes for war-making). But I find myself suppressing an outburst every time someone puts her up as some kind of progressive.

Let’s be clear. If one is going to champion democratic ideals, these must be applied universally… not selectively; for all things are related. If and when Warren ever wakes up to a deeper comprehension of this, my opinion of her will be much improved.


#46

Yes I agree, and thanks for your kind reply.


#47

Yeah, that has bothered me for a long time. Sanders and Warren talk well and impress a lot of people, but when it comes time to vote, they follow most of the dims. Billions for war and the MICC, a few dimes for the poor, the elderly and the sick.
*I see the headlines once again,The Democrats won! Now we’ll see some changes! Right, as usual, the Dims will have to be bipartisan with the Repugs, which means that whatever the Repugs want, the Dims will gripe and grouse, then change to agree with the repugs. “Ooh, they threatened to filibuster us. They said they’d vote cloture on us if we kept pushing,” etc., etc, etc.
*We the People will find, as we always do, the the main difference between the two sock puppets is that the Dims sometimes use a little Vaseline. The end result is the same. We the People find that, regardless of “party” we always wind up poorer and less free than we were before, but the PTB always seems to convince us that getting together and forming a party or group that will actually do the will of We the People is useless, and the only way to go is to chose the alternate sock puppet for the next four years. And so we do, and all parties of the people just languish, work hard, then find the above is the choice we take.
*Time to wake up, folks. We’re running out of time.
;-})