MEDIA ROOTS- Last year marked the tenth anniversary of America's invasion of Afghanistan, officially making it the longest war in US history. Now that Osama Bin Laden is finally confirmed dead, the federal government's logic of continuing the occupation remains unclear.
Initially, the Bush administration irrationally insisted that any sovereign nation harboring terrorists was itself complicit in "terror" and therefore open for pre-emptive US military action. This rationale is absurd– just because one criminal might be living inside of a particular country doesn't make that entire country guilty of the criminal's crimes.
In 2002, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was quick to tell CNN that US forces had successfully pushed the Taliban and Al Qaeda out of the region, and reports reveal that Osama Bin Laden hadn't even been in Afghanistan since 2001. Additionally, a White House spokesperson recently admitted that there hasn't been a terrorist threat in the country for the last eight years.
So what has the US been doing in Afghanistan for the last decade?
please forward this if you agree...
Don't succumb to the invitations by Glen Beck and others, including agent provaceteurs in the truth and freedom movements to get violent in our actions.
people will wake up.
it might take them losing their 401K's or whatever but eventually when they have nothing left to protect or somewhere between now and that point they will wake up.
perhaps our greatest contribution will be seen by historians as that we led the way in a peaceful fashion.
the people that have not woken up by this point are less enlightened individuals.
when they do wake up, these same people will have not only their ire against the counter efforts and the sources of these counter efforts towards their survival but also the guilt of not having acted sooner.
these same people will also be woken up rather abruptly and you know that is not good for maintaining an even temper.
so the more that we expand in influence the more responsibility that we have to set a good example in a Ghandi-like, MLK-like fashion.
An Interesting Ongoing Dialogue @ www.truthaction.org about the Force of Truth and the Force of Violence
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Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:33 am Post subject: A note about the power of Truth
On the one hand, Karl Rove kind of deserves anything and everything he gets.
On the other hand, they went too far, and seem to have become an illegal mob.
I don't watch a lot of so-called TV "News", or read the newspapers much, but I hadn't heard or seen anything about this. It apparently happened on March 4 of this year.
It's hard to tell what's going on because the video is so bad.
Exclusive: Karl Rove Heckled And Pelted With Rocks
(03/04/07) WASHINGTON - White House aide Karl Rove came face to face with angry protesters after speaking to the Young Republican Club at American University Tuesday night, with about 20 students lying down in front of his car.
Student Josh Goodman told The Washington Post other students kicked Rove's car, "and tried to stop it as best they could."
Goodman, an AU junior, said he and others wanted to make a "citizens arrest" of the presidential adviser.
This is exclusive eyewitness video of the incident. This low-res video was captured on a cell phone.