The Violence Within: Bring the troops home
With the stroke of his talented larynx, Obama bids adieu to the Iraqi occupation by declaring that “those days are over.” Aside from the physical relocation of America’s armed expression from one base to another, I’m not entirely sure what days he means. Of course, all but his most fervent ideologues know that this is more of a pre-election year holiday salve than substantial shift in foreign policy. A steaming pile of ho-ho-ho to maybe help forget this shameful conquest so we can go on pretending that we do not provide the mechanism for multi-national corporations to endlessly divert capital from periphery to core.
But hey, score one for the bumper-magnet ribbon crowd who can now rejoice over years of straddling some imaginary line between abhorring the war yet supporting the troops.