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The Bottom Line

More of the same thing

Derek Grote
Editor/Photo Editor
drgrote@niacc.edu

It looks like we’re getting more of the same thing.

On March 27, President Obama presented his new methods of warmongering in the Middle East.

However, this time, we’re looking back on Afghanistan and focusing a little more on Pakistan. Apparently, there’s a whole bunch of commotion coming from the “Big Fed” that the ever-present, always-illusive al-Qaeda have been stirring up some problems in those nations.

What we need, of course, is more conflict.

I mean, it’s not like our economy is failing and we could be using money for something a little bit more productive, right?

Hey, here’s an idea: how about we attack Pakistan, then give them around five billion dollars in non-military aid over the next five years? That sounds completely logical to me.

It sounds especially logical, considering the announcement made by government officials only a few days prior to the proposal of sending the aid money - that one announcement that stated that Pakistan directly funds the Taliban.

Oh, did the President miss that memo?

In the end, it’s not too big of a deal.

We can always print a few billion dollars here and there to spice things up a bit.

It’s not like we have anything to worry about.

The United States of America is the best country in the world.We can’t do any wrong. We love apple pie and freedom and stuff.

The bottom line is this: all sarcasm aside, the people of this country need to wake up a little bit. When we, the people, vote for a warmongering president, we’re going to get a warmongering president.

Some individuals were genuinely shocked when they heard about the move into Pakistan; but, hey, let’s face it, President Obama has been talking about keeping war in the Middle East for some time now. He blatantly stated during the debates that he would oppose terrorism.

What, did we think that he was saying that just to persuade stray Republicans?

Or did we fail to hear that bit because our ears were so full of promises of “change”?