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Whew! [Oct. 20th, 2009|12:53 am]
The American Caliban
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I sure am glad President [Johnson] was re-elected instead of that scary [Goldwater] guy. Now that [Medicare] is in full swing, the [War on Poverty] can't fail!

I'm worried about the situation in [Vietnam] but you know, someone with this kind of social commitment isn't going to escalate the situation over there. Maybe with an increase in troop levels we can get the [Vietnamese] government back on its feet and not be there much longer!

Jesus H. Christ, we're playing MadLibs with 1965.
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[User Picture]From: perich
2009-10-20 11:38 am (UTC)
I lurve you.
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[User Picture]From: dossy
2009-10-20 01:02 pm (UTC)
Yup. Vietnam was about securing heroin supply. Afghanistan is about restoring opium production.

Just follow the money ...
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[User Picture]From: jpallan
2009-10-20 01:55 pm (UTC)
"We were promised a drug-free America and I want my free drugs nooooow ...."
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[User Picture]From: taskboy3000
2009-10-20 01:32 pm (UTC)
History, while not exactly repeating itself, has an annoying habit cycling through well-known forms.

Afghanistan is an empire-eater (ask Russia/USSR and Britain). There is no clear military objective there. Like Korea, Vietnam and Iraq, the US entered to achieve a political objective.

There's a weird idea in DC that the states auto-organize if you just knock over strongmen (or put strongmen in power).

What's chilling is that you know this is how the Beltway views the US.
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[User Picture]From: jpallan
2009-10-20 01:56 pm (UTC)
Jon Stewart covered this, complete with 1980s-style arcade graphics.
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[User Picture]From: jenlight
2009-10-21 02:59 pm (UTC)
Wait. Does Johnson = Bush?
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[User Picture]From: torgo_x
2009-10-25 06:00 am (UTC)

The Wheel of Politics

The Wheel of Politics

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[User Picture]From: torgo_x
2009-10-25 06:03 am (UTC)

Vegard Magnussen: Don't Worry About The Government: Everything's All Right

Vegard Magnussen: Don't Worry About The Government: Everything's All Right

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