Where do I defend what is and has happened? Once again for the intellectually challenged, and I'll quote myself so you don't have to go back 2-3 pages:
"I'm not here to defend or justify it, I'm just telling you the facts."
Where are your bright ideas about what course we should be taking if this is the wrong one? By the way, Republican politicians aren't the ones "paying for this clusterfuck". Who is the legislative majority? Who votes to fund war? You make this too easy. You and Drew need to relax, your passions will be your undoing.
Sorry, some people are not that easy to fool. Your are NOT Just "telling the facts", you are putting the same tired neocon spin on them, that isw transparent and worthless.
You must be lacking in reading comprehension if you haven't noticed the arguments suggesting the course of action needed to be taken, as suggested by others here, few as cogently as JimSmith.
The Repbulicans WILL indeed be paying for thisw when they are voted out of office as many of them have been last time around and many more have been this time.
It mystifies many of us why the Democrats have not taken a stiffer line against this mess, and I have n answer, especially since some were elected on their promise to do so.
Your remark that they have a legislative majority is only PARTLY true, they may have a numerical mojority, but it not 70% (yet) to overcome the procedural roadblocks that the Republicans, led by Mitch Mc Connell(himself the subject of a burgeoning "Ditch Mitch" rejection in Ky.) are able to put in their way, to derail the will of the people.
Those procedural roadblocks are ALL the neo-con Repubs have left, and when less than a dozen more of them are swept away, their ability to exploit those roadblocks will be gone.
The war funding will be gone. The war in Iraq will be over, the troops will come home.
The solution is simple: Cut off the flow of money and the power that enables the Republicans to keep their power and their war.
You achieve it by defeating them in upcoming elections.
Of course, the enormous bill for all of this will still need to be paid. Most of it is getting charged on the Red Chinese credit card, and in the neglected Vets hospitals.
Maybe you have some brilliant idea how to take care of those problems.
This reminds me of dialogue in a Stephen King novel, that could be adjusted to today's scenario.
A young guy says to the President, "Gee, mister, I ate a real bad hot dog, it was called Iraq, and I feel really sick." The president looks at him and says, "Hey, don't worry, I know just the thing for you. Have a few more hot dogs".