AS IF IT WASN'T ENOUGH THAT IN THE MIDST OF THE GREAT RECESSION, WITH RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT AND SHE-HULK'S SPAIN JAUNT NOT YET A DISTANT MEMORY, CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O DECIDES TO VACATION AT MARTHA'S VINEYARD (EXCLUSIVE EXCEPT FOR SUMMER TRASH WHICH RENTS A PLACE FOR A FEW WEEKS -- LIKE BARRY O'S DOING), HE DECIDES TO EAT AT A PRICEY PLACE CALLED "SWEET LIFE CAFE."
NO DOLLAR VALUE MENU FOR OUR MODERN DAY MARIE ANTONIETTES.
IN FLORIDA ALONE, 22 BANKS HAVE FAILED THIS YEAR.
BUT RIDE HIGH ON THAT NEARLY 30 ACRE RENTAL BARRY O. THE CRASH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.
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So we should not be taken in by the tomfoolery on the Kuwaiti border in the last few hours, the departure of the last "combat" troops from Iraq two weeks ahead of schedule. Nor by the infantile cries of "We won" from teenage soldiers, some of whom must have been 12-years-old when George W Bush sent his army off on this catastrophic Iraqi adventure. They are leaving behind 50,000 men and women - a third of the entire US occupation force - who will be attacked and who will still have to fight against the insurgency.
Yes, officially they are there to train the gunmen and militiamen and the poorest of the poor who have joined the new Iraqi army, whose own commander does not believe they will be ready to defend their country until 2020. But they will still be in occupation - for surely one of the "American interests" they must defend is their own presence - along with the thousands of armed and indisciplined mercenaries, western and eastern, who are shooting their way around Iraq to safeguard our precious western diplomats and businessmen. So say it out loud: we are not leaving.
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