Hey Republican Samurai! You Want More Wars? Then Pay For Them! Time for a War Tax.
by Eric Margolis
Fierce debate has raged in these mid-term elections over job losses, the nation’s growing $12 trillion debt, mandatory health care, socialism – not to mention childish name-calling and even witchcraft.
Sarah Palin, the patron saint of lower IQ Americans, has hovered over this sordid contest like an evil Halloween wraith.
Democrats expect a drubbing. What did they think would happen when they eagerly took over the monumental financial and military mess created by George W. Bush and the Republicans?
No wonder Republicans are gleefully rubbing their hands. But now they may be next to get stuck with Bush’s Tar Baby.
Amidst all the low-brow invective, Tom Brokaw, the respected former national news host for NBC News, recently wrote a fine opinion column for the New York Times, “The Wars That America Forgot About.”
He quite rightly asked why the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been ignored during the election race. After nine years of combat, 5,000 US dead and 35,000 seriously wounded soldiers, and expenditure of over $1 trillion – silence.