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This Bus Is Off To War
By Ernest Stewart


We're all Bozos on this bus,
The President is driving us,
Not one of us will make a fuss,
This bus is off to war!
Fighting Clowns ~~~ The Firesign Theatre


It's official; we're at war with another CIA-sponsored group -- at least we are according to the "Winter Soldier," John Kerry! Backtracking on an earlier statement that the action against ISIS is simply a "counterterrorism operation," Secretary of State John Kerry clarified in an interview on Sunday that it is, in fact, a "war."

"In terms of al-Qaeda, which we have used the word 'war' with, yeah, we are at war with al-Qaeda and its affiliates," Kerry said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

"And in the same context, if you want to use it, yes, we are at war with ISIL in that sense. But I think it's a waste of time to focus on that," Kerry said, adding that "there's a kind of tortured debate going on about terminology."

Kerry is correct that these semantic arguments are somewhat of a distraction, because the debate should be focused on whether the policies of airstrikes are effective, legal, moral, and justified -- not on whether they are called a "war" or a "counterterrorism operation." It all means the same thing; innocent people will die for the American War Machine! Now might be a good time to buy stock in Boeing and bodybags!

ISIS is the lastest model of our terrorist enemies being brought to you by the same folks that brought you al-Qaeda, viz., the CIA. You can't have an endless war without an endless supply of enemies. Of course, this is your tax dollars at work, America. Did I mention this is a total waste of money as we have created an endless supply of real enemies that we've created over the last century or so? People all around the world hate our guts, and with good cause, too; so it seems a waste of time, money, and effort for the folks over at Langley to waste those resources on fighting our own creations. We could be creating another F-35 boondoggle to waste our money on. Did I mention that the money spent on the F-35 could have provided a $600,000 home for every homeless family in America? Wrap your mind around that fact if you can!

You may recall one of my favorite American traitors, John McCain, was lobbing for more weapons for ISIS just last year. appearing in several photos smiling and laughing with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Who, like Osama bin Laden is probably dead by now; you may recall that Osama died back in December of 2002 from kidney failure and was used as a boogeyman until Barry rekilled him back in May of 2011: and you were wondering why there was no picture of his body, huh?

Some of my more naive friends kept telling me that Barry was ending the wars and had pulled all of our troops out of Iraq for good when his demands for leaving a few tens of thousands of troops behind were scuttled by the Iraqis. Meanwhile, most folks were wondering how Barry was going to weasel his way back into Iraq; now we know. Nor will it be long until he succumbs to the growing chorus of Neo-con calls for putting boots back on the ground. In fact, Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey said while testifying before Con-gress that they were planning to do just that, if the air strikes weren't doing enough damage! And as the Firesign Theatre once sang... "We're all Bozos on this bus, the President is driving us, not one of us, will make a fuss, this bus, is off, To WAR!"

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(c) 2014 Ernest Stewart a.k.a. Uncle Ernie is an unabashed radical, author, stand-up comic, DJ, actor, political pundit and for 13 years was the managing editor and publisher of Issues & Alibis magazine. Visit me on Facebook. Follow me on Twitter.




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