Now we know that the decision to put the war on a credit card is not simply a moral question. The administration's failure to acknowledge the real costs of the war -- and to pay them -- has put it in a corner.If you want to really know why the war on Iraq was started, you just have to "follow the money." Who is profiting from this situation?
The president's options in Iraq are severely constrained because our military is too small for the foreign policy he is pursuing. Sending more troops would place even more excruciating burdens on members of our armed forces and their families. And the brass fears that an extended new commitment could, quite simply, break the Army.
Yet, instead of building up our military for a long engagement and levying the taxes to pay for such an enterprise, the administration kept issuing merry reports of progress in Iraq. Right through Election Day this year, the president continued to condemn anyone who dared suggest that maybe, just maybe, we should raise taxes to pay for this war.
Really, the war was not for freedom, democracy, liberty, and justice for all, now was it? It was mainly about making gigantic sums of cash for the warmongering profiteer pals of those in the W, Rove and Co. And that's a gift that will keep on giving to those people for generations to come, while they suck the cash right out of your unborn great-grandchild's wallets even before they are born.