Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Spilled Blood **** Spilled Oil

Is spilled blood not as pressing as spilled oil?

June 2, 2010 In the middle of a presidential news conference that was supposed to be about the government's response to the BP oil spill, Helen Thomas had the gall to go off script.

When President Barack Obama called on her, the 89-year-old White House correspondent asked him about the blood of American troops that flows in Afghanistan, not the oil gushing out of a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico -- the largest oil spill in American history.

Though the U.S. death toll in Afghanistan crept above the 1,000 mark just a few days earlier, Thomas was the only journalist to ask about that human carnage during Obama's first full-blown meeting with the White House press corps in nearly a year.

"Mr. President, when are you going to get out of Afghanistan? Why are we continuing to kill and die there?" Thomas pressed Obama. Continued

The question shouldn't only be posed at the President but at the Country! The Country that long ago lost interest as we still send soldiers into two theaters over and over, many not new to either theater but over and over of many tours in one or both!

While at the same time it isn't only the Oil, it's the total collapse of the economy caused by what caused the explosion, deaths and destruction of an offshore oil rig and huge mass of continued free flowing oil into the Gulf, Corporate Incompetence! We've been witness to the same incompetent corporate leadership and structure across the spectrum of the economic world hitting almost all area's of while the leaderships of same were getting ever growing praise and compensation for being much more then just thieves as they grew they're fiefdoms all the while many were also profiting off the killing and deaths of Soldiers sent into Quagmires of Choice!

End the occupations of choice now and the country must dismantle the corporate structures, destroying themselves and us, that have been built over the last three decades plus as well. And rebuild the education system that has turned into an Industry as it dismantled much of the purpose of real education!

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