Yeah I thought that title would get your attention. Those are like 3 crazy words/phrases to blend together but word, it’s a crazy ass world you and I are living in.
Professor Christopher Chambers of Nat Turner’s Revenge was recently on RT (which is Russia based) to talk about Afghanistan, the longest running war in U.S. history, and the mainstream media’s complete disinterest. We’ve spent billions of dollars and lost many precious lives. Yet in 2010, according to RT, only 4% of the media’s stories even touched on the subject.
Ain’t that a bitch?
Maybe it’s because (from ABC on Dec 16):
A record 60 percent of Americans say the war in Afghanistan has not been worth fighting, a grim assessment — and a politically hazardous one — in advance of the Obama administration’s one-year review of its revised strategy.
Negative views of the war for the first time are at the level of those recorded for the war in Iraq, whose unpopularity dragged George W. Bush to historic lows in approval across his second term. On average from 2005 through 2009, 60 percent called that war not worth fighting, the same number who say so about Afghanistan now.
As support for the Iraq war went down, approval of Bush’s job performance fell in virtual lockstep, a strongly cautionary note for President Obama. Presidents Truman and Johnson also saw their approval ratings drop sharply during the wars in Korea and Vietnam.
Umm…hint to the Prez — wanna lift those drooping approval ratings? Consider dialing down on the Afghanistan conflict a little sooner than 2014, my brother. Anyway, Chris does a good job and you should definitely watch this. RT has become a peer to CNN and BBC globally, btw so you may be seeing more from them…
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