It has been that way for a long, long time (The Universal Smedley, The Universal Smedley - 2).
Which has a lot of citizens asking temselves if a secretive coup has taken place (A Tale of Coup Cities, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11).
Anyway, here is the text of that post of five years ago:
An "American war" is by definition one that the American people support.
The American people, for years now, have not supported either the Iraq or the Afghanistan wars:
A majority of Americans oppose both the war in Afghanistan and the war in Iraq, though the war in Afghanistan is a little more popular(Seattle Times). Or in other words, both wars are unpopular, one more unpopular than the other.
When is the military oil complex going to get it; that Americans think that war is their greatest enemy.
A few days later, the following text was posted:
I just finished a post titled "The Wars Are un-American Says Public", and also posted one warning that the un-American aspect of the wars would mean men would be mentally destroyed there, and when they came home they would plague their families, their local communities, and themselves for the rest of their lives.
Then the Colorado case came up which says what I was trying to say:
Soldiers from an Army unit that had 10 infantrymen accused of murder, attempted murder or manslaughter after returning to civilian life described a breakdown in discipline during their Iraq deployment in which troops murdered civilians, a newspaper reported Sunday ...(AP, DU). Now these men are back home doing to civilian Americans what they were doing to civilian Iraqis. I saw this during the Vietnam era too.
Several soldiers said unit discipline deteriorated while in Iraq.
"Toward the end, we were so mad and tired and frustrated," said Daniel Freeman. "You came too close, we lit you up. You didn't stop, we ran your car over with the Bradley," an armored fighting vehicle.
With each roadside bombing, soldiers would fire in all directions "and just light the whole area up," said Anthony Marquez, a friend of Freeman in the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment. "If anyone was around, that was their fault. We smoked 'em."
Taxi drivers got shot for no reason, and others were dropped off bridges after interrogations, said Marcus Mifflin, who was eventually discharged with post traumatic stress syndrome.
"You didn't get blamed unless someone could be absolutely sure you did something wrong," he said
Brain dead masters of war sit in their ivory towers of deceit in Washington D.C. pontificating how things should be according to their reading of the Bible.
No wonder Bob Dylan mused that all those Dick Cheney types should all die long before any soldiers did:
And I hope that you die(ibid). We now know that Cheney Wanted To Invade Buffalo, N.Y. with the U.S. military to get to some slow wannabe terrorists, and make a big show for himself.
And your death'll come soon
I will follow your casket
In the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered
Down to your deathbed
And I'll stand o'er your grave
'Til I'm sure that you're dead
The foolishness and utter ignorance of the Bush II regime seems to have no bounds.
A Wartocracy then?
CIA Man, by The Fugs