had a change of heart. After backing American efforts to
defend our nation while bringing the sweet taste of liberty
around the world, I must admit: we failed. Once again,
we sent sons and daughters into harm's way, often without
proper training, and asked them to perform impossible missions.
I don’t even know the body count, although it’s
high. And the dollar cost? Sheesh. I’ve lost track.
we achieved victory? I’m having serious doubts. After
the brave sacrifices of our armed forces, I have yet to
see the native people embrace democracy. Where are the
greetings of flowers and open arms? Where is the freedom
they were promised? Where is the gratitude? Where are the
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I question the President’s decisions, especially
the intelligence failures, questionable tactics, and the
immense military blunders. And after years of waiting,
have you seen an exit strategy? I haven’t.
to think we should stay the course to victory. But now,
I think it’s time to pull out. All of our troops.
Send ‘em home.
right. It is time for America to leave Germany.
And Spain. And France, the hygienically-challenged nation
of smarm, leading the world only in gall, rudeness and
cynicism. And while we’re at it, let’s pull
out of Japan, Italy and anywhere else the American military
why are American forces in these nations? Didn’t
we win? Are we defending French cheese? German beer? Belgian
chocolate? And who wants a Hyundai, anyway? These nations
won’t even defend their own national treasures. Why
reminisce about Germany. We gave over a half-million American
lives and casualties to defeat Hitler, a socialist dictator
(Nazi was the abbreviation for “National Socialist,” in
case your public school teachers never told you) who left
50 million dead. In fact, at the end of World War II, underground
Nazi die-hards led a bloody ten-year insurgency. American
death toll: over a thousand.
Americans gave billions to rebuild German cities, never
repaid. When the Soviets sealed off their cities, we flew
in planeloads of anything they needed. Now, in the middle
of World War IV (World War III, a.k.a. the Cold War, was
won by Ronald Reagan of course, despite angry German protests),
Americans need their support. Instead, they formed the
aptly named “Axis of Weasels,” nations who,
when faced with the greatest historic threat to freedom
in a true world war, meekly capitulated. In fact, they
accepted Hussein’s outright bribery. Meanwhile, German
elections are usually won by whoever offers the most outrageous
a lot, losers.
say we get out of Germany. Now.
should we pull out of Iraq? Hell no. We should stay there
and fight. Why? Because Iraqis have the perfect attitude
about freedom. They want us to help hunt down the vermin
who are murdering innocent civilians in a disgusting attempt
to bring about a chaotic mix of dictator thuggery and bloodthirsty
Islamic fundamentalism. Once they build forces and can
deal with the problem themselves, they want us to leave.
Fine. At least they’ll actually fight for their freedom,
unlike the Germans. And that’s how it should be.
Churchill once noted that appeasement meant hoping the
alligator will eat you last. Thus, the future of Europe
is laughably obvious. This collection of ungrateful snots
squandered their freedom, heaped upon the shoals of socialism.
In fact, they reverted to the exact same selfish behavior
that got them into endless squabbles over the last century.
Worse, they invited millions of Arabs into their miserable
welfare states to perform menial tasks. Greeted with classic
Euro-nationalist racism, contempt, empty promises and a
40% unemployment rate, Arab ghettos are restless. Last
time I looked, European cities feature a new street light:
The Flaming Citroen.
the world’s whiners have their way. Grab your ankles!
Feed the alligators! I say we put together a timetable.
Six months. A year. Whatever. After all, we never had a “exit
strategy” for Germany. Or Japan, Or Korea. So here
it is: See ya later!
know, we could probably balance the budget with the money
when the Bat-phone will ring. “ Herr President, in
our time of need, we have a favor to ask. Could you send
some Americans to die for us? ” This time, let the
phone ring. We’re too busy helping nations that actually
give a damn about themselves. -one-