July 20, 2007


Two teasers to make you think and hopefully get you to read the blog posts to which they belong.

First: Thereby Hangs a Tale's Does America Support our Military Strategy? (via Achilles)

We have an angry voting public. About 71% are mad at the war and the President. But just what are they angry about? I’ve researched the polls and no poll that I can find goes beyond a simplistic, “Are you for or agin the war?” Are those polled just angry at a bullheaded (or principled, depending on your view) President? Are they frustrated by continued fighting in a war that may already be lost?

Second: Neptunus Lex's Us and Them Part I

It’s also popular to say that the people are “war weary,” but - apart from the very small percentage of those who are actually deployed, or their families - what do they have to be weary of? We live lives of ease, prosperity and entitlement our own parents could not have imagined, we shop at the mall, are very nearly fully employed, the economy is on solid footing, the stock market is through the roof and yet we go to the watercoolers with worried looks and tell ourselves that the country is very much on the wrong track, tut-tut.

Posted by Sarah at July 20, 2007 09:45 AM | TrackBack

"War weary" = "Media propaganda weary", that's all.

Time for coffee.

Posted by: Bark_of_Wonder at July 20, 2007 09:57 AM

I need to print out that quote from Neptunus Lex and put it on my door. And my stationary. And just send it to people randomly.

Posted by: airforcewife at July 20, 2007 11:12 AM

Yeah I was remarking the other day about how annoying it is when I hear people complaining about our national debt and the resulting "bad economy." They repeat whatever it is they hear on the news without doing any research....the DOW hit 14,000 the other day...totally exciting if you ask me...bad economy????

Posted by: Nicole at July 21, 2007 12:01 PM