Something is rotten in Baghdad and a few other places

It isn’t often that I agree with Lou Dobbs. Oh I suppose I do agree with him in principle that something should be done about border security. But Dobbs seems to think that arresting all the illegals and throwing them in jail is the cure for what ails our immigration mess and that just doesn’t seem like a very good thing to do nor can I see how it might be feasible.

But something else got Lou’s knickers in a wad yesterday. CNN’s Pentagon correspondent Jamie McIntyre had reported on the highest-ranking U.S. officer being wounded in Iraq, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Dorko of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and mentioned that Dorko had been protected by civilian security contractors when he was injured by a roadside bomb. Dorko was not seriously wounded, according to reports. But Lou Dobbs went ballistic, not so much so that a general was wounded but for the fact that civilian security guards were reportedly guarding Dorko. Security personnel, Dobbs pointed out, who make tons of cash more than our own soldiers over in Iraq.

This all came on the heels of a report that the U.S. State Department may have made it difficult if not impossible to prosecute Blackwater U.S.A. mercenaries who allegedly shot up a bunch of Iraqi civilians. I’m sure it was just an oversight on the State Department’s part. Yes, and if you believe that I’ve got some magic beans to sell you.

Something is rotten in Baghdad and it isn’t just the stench of war and evil. In my recent reading of presidential histories I have to say that I think our country has never had a more screwed up and more corrupt government that at the present. And that is really saying something because we have a history of some pretty Grade A scoundrels. And our fair citizens just seem to take it in stride. Maybe if we get rich enough, if we buy enough stuff, if we can drink and take enough drugs and/or watch sports or a bunch of kids trying to run a society on their own in a “reality TV show,” then maybe things will be better tomorrow. But damned if I don’t wake up each day only to find nothing has changed and if it has it hasn’t been for the better. Oh well, at least I am not Lou Dobbs and am worrying that illegal Mexicans are going to rape, plunder and pillage our fair land into chaos. No I am not worried because the rich white folks have beat the illegals to the punch.

God bless America!

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