Biggest Corporate Right Wing Lie

“It’s Better to Fight Them Over There”
“The Biggest Corporate, Right-Wing Lie Ever Told-And-Sold In America”
“And It’s The Exact Opposite Of The Truth”

By Ward Reilly
January 31, 2008
VVAW & Veterans For Peace
(40th anniversary, Tet)
Published in the GI Special # 6B3

“It’s Better To Fight Them Over There”. That is the biggest corporate, right-wing lie ever told-and-sold in America.  And it’s the exact opposite of the truth.

IF a war MUST be fought, it is “won” much, much, easier if it is in defense of our own ground, and fought at home.  You know, as in “bring ‘em on”.  Or “come and get me”.
And if there is to be “honor” and “justice” for any nation at war, (said) war can ONLY be in self defense.

It IS NOT “better to fight them over there”….again I say it… that is the biggest right-wing lie ever told to this nation.

I spent 3 years learning infantry tactics as a soldier, and that’s a fact.   I learned at least that much. It would be MUCH BETTER to fight ANY enemy here at home. How long would any Islamic extremists really last, driving around in pick-up trucks, in our neighborhoods here in the USA?  Seriously, how long?  They’d never get out of Harlem.

Almost every U.S. citizen is armed, or can be within a few hours.  The only shots we’d miss would be from laughing-our-asses-off at those fools, as we squeezed the trigger. You can’t hit anything when your laughing when you shoot. I learned that, too.

The truth, and a many-time-proven fact is, that it’s IMPOSSIBLE to “defeat them over there” in guerrilla warfare, right or wrong.

It might be easy for the neocons to mobilize a war, and to launch a war, but guerrilla warfare is virtually impossible to win against a foreign nation on their own ground, no matter how good your soldiers may be. 

And Dick & George aren’t soldiers. 5-deferment Dick, remember?  What’s “war”, right?

You want to “support your troops”?  Let them fight on their home ground.  There is NOTHING like “home field advantage”, especially if you have been attacked.  Even Deadeye Dick, and ALL the SUV-football freaks in the country, should be able to understand that theory. No offense to the game of football.

“War is not a game”.  I heard 50+ Iraq and Afghanistan veterans scream that out loud together in St Louis last year.  That’s something they learned the hard way.  War is made especially difficult for your troops if your country has made an aggressive, unprovoked attack on innocent indigenous people.  Ideologically and historically speaking, the aggressive invader is ALWAYS wrong.  Always.  Moral victory is impossible for any aggressive invader. 

Invasive war becomes occupation, instead of warfare.  Soldiers become cops, instead of warriors. Hated on the streets of the occupied.  No honor, just horror.  Lot’s of horror for all. And if the reason you went to war, aka the mission, isn’t honorable, neither can the outcome be.

Why would fighting here be better, you may ask?  If we were to fight over here, we wouldn’t have to arrest all the adult men, and scare the shit out of every woman and child, for starters.  All that does is make a continuous supply of insurgents (angry citizens). And, if we fought here, we would know who the enemy is.  That’s why, and reason enough.

But it’s much deeper than that.  What you CAN do better by “fighting them over there” is to make a LOT of (unregulated) money, and hide the devastation that warfare brings.  (Unregulated) money flows like water in overseas warfare.

Of course in this case, the Iraqi’s don’t even get water.  But billions of dollars flow downstream forever.

Is there anyone out there that truly believes that ANY religious cult could invade our entire nation, defeat the TRUE U.S. Army, that being ALL of our citizens, AND our military? (not to mention our 25,000 nuclear weapons) 

Nationally, there are 217.8 million people age 18 and over, according to estimates  by the U.S. Census Bureau(2003). Soldiers, one and all, if we are invaded. Does anyone really think that al Qaeda can really defeat 218 million armed and angry U.S. adults?  Impossible.

Seriously, does anyone think that some crazy, religious fanatic-cult could force OUR women to cover their entire bodies, ON DEMAND?  Or to stay out of sight or to not speak in public, by order of “Allah”?  Haha. You must be kidding.  

I’m positive that our women ALONE could defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban, and probably not miss a day at work.  This isn’t Saudi Arabia, thank god…. thank something, anyway.

Sure, a group of maniacs hijacked 4 jets, and used them as weapons. A murderous CRIME. Aside from the 19 hijackers, 2973 citizens died as an immediate result of those attacks. That was a criminal act of personal hatred. Like those crazy kids that go and kill a bunch of innocent teachers and students.  Or, like Dick & George invading Iraq. (And they have killed 1,000,000+, confirmed by 2 separate scholastic studies).

9-11 was not a “declaration of war”, a declaration which can ONLY be made by a nation. Bin Laden is no nation.  Nor is the Taliban or Al Qaeda.  And they represent no nation.  What Bin Laden is, is a former (Carter, Reagan, & Bush I) U.S. ally and warlord, who was banned in his own country of Saudi Arabi … a man that hates the Bush-Cheney crowd, (NOT our common citizens) mostly because of  the U.S. military bases in his “holy land” in Saudi, some CIA back-stabbing, ego, and his own fanatical beliefs.

Don’t over think it folks.  That guy couldn’t beat us here, ever.  And Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11.  I did hear that they had some oil, though.

And the funny thing is, EVERY SINGLE VETERAN that I know that is in the “anti war” movement, which is many thousands, would fight to protect THIS nation if we were invaded by any extremist.  EVERY SINGLE ONE. There would be no opposition to a defensive war on our soil.  None.

If that is “democracy” over there in Iraq after 5 years of Bush War, then I am God. You must be stupid, blind, or both, if you think that Iraq resembles (our vision of) democracy, in any way, shape or form. 

We lost the people of Iraq the day we invaded them illegally and decided to stay, even after Saddam (another former U.S. ally) was long dead and buried. 

We lost our own country, and our collective soul, the day we let 750 crooked politicians launch an aggressive, unprovoked war, on the other side of the world, in our names, against an innocent nation.

Ask George Washington who wins guerrilla warfare, EVERY TIME!   Or ask our current ally, England.  Or ask the Viet Namese.   OK, George Washington is dead (and spinning in his grave). Ask George H W Bush. Even he could tell you who wins guerrilla wars. That’s why he didn’t invade Iraq.

IF any war must be fought, let our troops die on our own soil!  There is no down side, IF that war must indeed be fought.

“Defensively” is the only way war should be fought. In.  Defense.  Only.

“It’s Better To Fight Them Over There”. That is the biggest right-wing lie ever told-and-sold to this nation.

“They” CAN’T fight us over here, that’s the truth.  No way, no how.  Especially now, post 9-11. 

It’s better to not fight, but if we must, it’s better to fight over here.  No lie.

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