Friday, February 13, 2015

Mueller death shouldn't sanctify senseless war

The civil war in the Middle East is rapidly redrawing the artificial boundaries established by the WW I victors to grab the Arab oil jackpot. Iraq and Syria, like Humpty Dumpty, have been shattered, and cannot be put back together again.  But it's not our fight even though we've already killed thousands in thousands of air strikes. Now, US war promoters are exploiting the tragic death of Kayla Mueller to sanction our newest Middle East senseless slaughter with congressional passage of an Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF). To paraphrase writer Gertrude Stein: 'A senseless war is a senseless a senseless war.'