“This time, it’s different.”
How many times have we heard this before? Oh yes, the mainstreamers say, all those other decisions—Vietnam, Korea, the Bay of Pigs, Iraq II, etc.—were mistakes, and the United States should never have stuck its nose into those situations. But this time, it’s different.
In the video below, Congressman Ron Paul explodes U.S. foreign policy in front of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, who, having listened—or at least remained silent—during Paul’s remarks, says, “Afghanistan is not Iraq.” Then he pulls one of Dick Cheney’s rabbits out of his hat: ”September 11, 2001…..”
This man works for the administration of Barack Obama, the candidate of “change.” Before the election, I warned people not to expect any real change from Obama. ”Oh, you’re being pessimistic,” I was told. ”Yes, every other president in the past two generations has backed away from his campaign promises, but…….(drumroll, please)……this time, it’s different.”
So much for that.
Such lunacy will continue to the end of the world, so long as people allow themselves to be hypnotized by these mountebanks each time the olympiad rolls around. It could change, but I doubt it ever will. Human nature is flawed, and one of those flaws is gullibility. One of the evils of the State is that the gullible, who elect these clowns, bring down the rest of us with them. Maybe someday this will be different, but it doesn’t seem likely.
Hat tip to LRC.