Confessions of a former War Hawk!

Yea, none of us are perfect, but some of us learn.

By Jack E. Lohman

The time is here. The problem-countries are falling the way they should, by the hand of their own people.

But the politicians who make the decisions on our end haven’t gotten the message. These countries fell because their people got fed up and realized that together they could take over and oust their government.

Come to think of it, that’s happening here too.

But now that the dominoes have started falling we should bring our troops home. From everywhere. Put them on the Mexican border and stop the killing by the drug gangs. Let’s help Mexico, if they want us, and let’s mitigate the drug problems by legalizing and controlling drugs.

And as long as we are paying the troops anyway, let’s pay them for nation building here instead.

No, I’m not really that naive.

I know full well that our politicians get paid more for creating a broken system than keeping a good one. They get paid to send our troops to war, by the defense industry, and don’t get paid to keep them at home. Right now they are getting more money from oil and coal than from the clean (solar/wind) industries.

And they are getting paid to keep taxes low for the wealthy 1%, even if it blocks tax cuts for the middle class. And the R’s are getting paid to pass the Keystone Pipeline, and the Dems not.

I’d sure feel better if they were only getting paid by the taxpayers.

It is not a pretty sight, but let’s hope the voters can remember.

One Response to Confessions of a former War Hawk!

  1. Nice confession appreciated by one who was born and stayed a dove.