I skipped the SSSR meetings in Joe Arpaio territory this year and instead went to a big cyclocross race in Louisville. We found ourselves sharing the hotel with the Nuns on the Bus. The Catholic Social Justice group was at the Galt House along with a bunch of skinny freaks who race cyclocross, and it was kind of fun. They were an active and engaging bunch, and it was clear that they had some understanding that moral values aren’t just crotch-level issues. I don’t believe in their gods, but these women were cool. There’s nothing like having drinks with a bunch of octogenarian liberal nuns at midnight on a Saturday! One thing it left me thinking about was ….oh, yeah, Justice. And, one thing the nuns are big on is ending the war against Islam.
Now that the Kenyan Usurper Muslim has once again been democratically elected as the totalitarian communist homosexual ruler of the United States, I was kind of hoping that maybe he’d end this war on Islam thing, since he is supposed to be a devout Muslim. It may be easier now that Hillary Rodham is stepping down—I never liked her foreign policy, or her domestic policy. She’s always just one notch or two away from what needs to be done, as old Vlad used to say. And, it probably doesn’t hurt that General Betrayus got caught poking not one, but TWO identical brunettes. Nice job. Thank you for your service! And, I guess the current General in charge of the war against Islam was also boinking one of these women who had a fetish for aging warriors? War pigs are sick little puppies. But, what else are you going to do in a wasteland with no hope, just boink each other. Or, maybe, we could LEAVE, and go back to Florida, and boink each other. The warped values of war are hard to fathom, and it’s disturbing that people somehow think that fucking a couple of people to whom he isn’t married is Betrayus’ cardinal sin.
As a modest proposal in the wake of the renunciation of conservatism and the debauchery of military tyrants, can we abandon military activism in the Middle East and engage in a realistic policy to reduce human suffering? Start out by a complete embargo on arms to the entire region—Israel included. We need to talk to Turkey about Syria. That’s their baby. We need to reduce sanctions against Iran. The more the Iranian people like us, the more the religious nutjobs lose. We need to close Gitmo and send most of its occupants back to their home countries immediately. We need to confront the totalitarian regimes in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and promote real democracy—or at least not help prevent it. And we need to back off the developing polities in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere. The less involved we are, the better we will be viewed by all parties contending for control. Duh.
Most immediately, we need to end the drone warfare in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Iran and elsewhere, and we need to reduce the political influence of the military contractors who have promoted the endless war against Islam. Procurement budgets for the Pentagon need to be cut by 50% or more. At the same time, we should eliminate all military aid to the Middle East, along with the embargo of American arms sales to those nations. You can’t slaughter your population if you don’t have nice cool American goodies. And, our exit from the market will dramatically increase the cost of Chinese and Russian substitutes. Fewer guns, fewer bodies.