Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

REACTIONS TO MORE WAR IN A MILITARY TOWN

Colorado Springs, Colorado is a military town where the Army's Fort Carson is located and several bases that host the Air Force Space Command and other space warfare related facilities. Colorado Springs also has some of the largest Christian fundamentalist mega-churches in the country.

The worst part of Obama's speech for me tonight was near the end when he tried to do the "big Patriotic finish" and bring in all the old tired, worn out, themes like we are not out to occupy countries around the world (forget that we have 1,000 military bases).....I mean, how fucking stupid does this man think we are? This kind of stuff just drives me over the edge.

I don't trust his 2011 deadline any farther than I can spit....they wouldn't be building the huge permanent military bases in Afghanistan if we were going to leave any time soon. Obama will do the same thing they are doing in Iraq, surge a huge number of troops, expand the private mercenary forces, and then bring some troops home in 2011 and say it is all over....after all who pays attention to the details, right? If the media stops covering a war that means its over......

This dude is a con man extraordinaire. Do you think for a minute that Gates, sitting in the front row of Obama's speech, would even be there if he had the slightest doubt that this war was not going to last at least another 10 years? The Bush administration still lives.

Anyone that fell for this line tonight needs to have their head examined.

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