Our Kids are Defending Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar

…and we happily let it happen. We have already spent more than $1 billion on ISIS airstrikes, and we don’t have any money to repave the crumbling roads of Los Angeles and New York.

“I’m sitting here wondering where Saudi Arabia is, where Kuwait is, where Qatar is, I’ll be damned if kids in the state of Vermont — or taxpayers in the state of Vermont — have to defend the royal Saudi family, which is worth hundreds of billions of dollars.”

— Sen. Bernie Sanders – check out his video at this link.

These super-wealthy Arab nations are laughing all the way to the bank, while their royal families shop in Beverly Hills and Fifth Avenue stores.

2 thoughts on “Our Kids are Defending Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar

  1. Hmmm. Maybe we can convince the nastie boys to stay put “over there.” When they do get over here to continue their nasty business, maybe we can convince them to put their bombs and axes down and fix our roads! We can pay them very well for all the money we will be saving to not bomb them over there. Yeah that’s the ticket! Or oh, I know, we’ll get the ideological left crew that likes to say no to whatever the bad US government does and figure out an actual, well thought out strategy to deal with uh…the real world…but probably not…apparently to the ideological lefties who have been quoted here recently reality is a concept only. Very intellectual. I call it denial. Maybe denial is an appropriate strategy to make the bad world go away. Works for kids and the victims of trauma. Perhaps not for the other adults.

    Yes I’m being facetious. I would suggest that folks who post here who are adept at saying “no” and leave it at that are not offering much in the way of follow up discussion.

    If bombing the heck out of any avowed enemy was the only strategy, not likely to succeed. I’m not aware that just bombing ISIS is the western world’s strategy to defeat the entire militant Islamic brotherhood.

    On the other hand, if the prevailing idea here is isolationist, that what happens in the Middle East stays in the Middle East, not our problem…so be it. Good luck, but there is little room for a real discussion on appropriate strategy “over there.” In that case, peace out.

  2. That’s not the point whatsoever I am making here.

    The point I am making, and I am with Bernie Sanders, is that I am not willing to send my children to a Middle Eastern desert to get maimed and die for:

    – Some nutty religion, or against some nutty religion

    – To defend oppressive regimes (Saudi) that have many times the resources over to do their own dirty work but are cunning enough to let us do it for them

    – A cause that is not defined and has no end (which means wasted lives for ever single American kid that dies)

    I am also not willing to spend my money (taxes) to the tune of $10M a day for this “cause” without a foundation.

    That’s my point.

    The points that you are making are inferences from other arguments. You’re going to have to find ways to solve those problem without sending my (and other Americans’ kids) to Iraq. Sorry. Not willing.

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