Inspection- Getting that ‘Good’ Ole Iraq War Feeling Again

Powell’s could be anything ‘proof.’


by Ken Carman

 …only change the last letter to an ‘n.’
Inspection It’s all so familiar: bad pictures, claims insisted on as proven fact, the rush to do whatever. Why should we trust them? I don’t. Do you?
 The big noise started with the bomb and, despite claims, they have not been proven Iran did it. What happened here is a good question, but I’d have to see a lot more to believe a damn thing they say. Please, no bad drawings, no more claims as to what something is that could be anything. It has to visually be obvious.
 As far as the drone goes, uh, it’s a machine. Starting a war that will get many people dead over a drone is beyond completely asinine. Though I suppose maybe I’m not being considerate enough of its feelings, its wife Debbie Drone and all the baby drones. After all, he had so many mechanical mouths to feed. Maybe the administration would like to go all Next Gen/Star Trek on it and, like Data, retroactively declare drones people too? Hey, the corporation that built them is a ‘people’ according to the court, so why not a drone?
 Whose airspace was Donald Drone in? I don’t trust the Iranians, but I trust Trump’s warmongers even less. Again: it’s a %$#! machine. To all those who bitched about Obama’s drones but now are perfectly fine with them, no matter what they do, I’m sure we have plenty more. Chalk it up to the costs of spying. If we had shot down all those invisible Iranian drones that weren’t quite in our airspace does anyone think Bolton and the other warmongers would shed a tear, object? HELL, NO!
 With Iraq we set a precedent, we’re following that precedent. Note the year: 2003? Just before a presidential year? All the “he threatened my daddy” nonsense was exactly that: nonsense. “We know where the WMD is?” RIGHT. Waiting. Still waiting.
 Trump and his conspirators have to have a win in 2020 and they are just beginning to pull out all the stops for that. I don’t believe his reluctance. He’s playing us. Someday that will be the definition of Donald Trump. Look it up. He’s been a conman since he first went to school, the student who one of his professors said he was the stupidest student he ever had.
 Who took Donnie’s tests, wrote his papers, he who has trouble stringing any slightly complicated sentence together? Oh, wait: there’s a precedent there too. W. was far from a genius. Those who pushed them both into the White House might qualify for that, as long as the modifier “evil” is added.
 Maybe there’s one “stop” they can’t pull out. There is one savior, who still qualifies for “evil” in many ways but might keep the Boltons and such in line: Putin. From all I’ve read Putin is absolutely against this. Trump owes him too much: especially with 2020 coming. Unlike W. or Trump no one ever accused Putin of stupidity that I know of. Maybe the warmongers will back off, or at least grow a tad smarter: Putin having outwitted us again.
 Could we call that, “Putin on the wits?”

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Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over 40 years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under all the rocks, and into the unseen cracks and crevasses, that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.
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