September 28, 2014 10:05 am -

Maureen Dowd points it out, and it needs to be said more. Our “allies” in the fight against ISIS helped finance them in the first place. Atrocities against women that President Obama railed against at the United Nations are committed daily in these countries. But we need them for oil and to be consumers of our military equipment.

ISIS storage facility near Abu Kamal, Syria, struck by U.S. strike aircraft

ISIS storage facility near Abu Kamal, Syria, struck by U.S. strike aircraft

[su_center_ad]In his speech at the United Nations, President Obama said he wanted “to speak directly to young people across the Muslim world” and urged them to create “genuine” civil societies.

“Where women are full participants in a country’s politics or economy, societies are more likely to succeed,” he said. “And that’s why we support the participation of women in parliaments and peace processes, schools and the economy.”

Yet, because we need the regressive rulers in the Persian Gulf to sell us oil and buy our fighter jets and house our fleets and drones and give us cover in our war coalitions, we don’t really speak out about their human rights violations and degradation of women as much as we should. The Obama administration was sparked to action by the videos of ISIS beheading two American journalists. Yet Saudi Arabia — wooed to be in the coalition by Kerry with a personal visit this month — has been chopping off heads regularly, sometimes for nonlethal crimes such as drugs or sorcery.

The president should just drop the flowery talk and cut to the chase. Americans get it. Let’s not pretend we’re fighting for any democratic principles here.

There is difference between what President Obama is doing and what his predecessor did. But it’s still ugly.

America failed spectacularly in creating its democratic model kitchen with Iraq. So now we have to go back periodically and cut the grass, as they say in Israel, to keep our virulent foes in check.

It is pre-emption. But the difference with President Obama’s pre-emption is that there is an actual threat to the globe from a vicious, maniacal army. President Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and Condoleezza Rice made up a threat to America from a contained and diminished Saddam Hussein to justify pre-emption and serve their more subterranean purposes.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to Dowd: Coalition Partners Financed ‘Some Of The Same Terrorists’ We’re Fighting

  1. Red Eye Robot September 28th, 2014 at 10:32 am

    When do we start bombing our coalition partners?

    • rg9rts September 28th, 2014 at 10:33 am

      When they miss a payment for the arms we sold them,

  2. NW10 September 28th, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I stopped listening to anything Maureen Dowd has to say long ago, and the fact she made a mockery of herself eating that marijuana edible in Denver earlier this year hasn’t changed that fact.

  3. dave-dr-gonzo September 28th, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Once again, the insufferable MoDo tells us something that those of us who have actually been following the news already know.

    • Gindy51 September 28th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      A stopped clock is right twice daily.

  4. mea_mark September 28th, 2014 at 11:23 am

    The oil industry is destroying the planet in multiple ways and it would behoove us as Americans to separate ourselves from that industry as much as possible. Alternative forms of energy should be developed and expanded with much more enthusiasm. It is good for politics, good for the economy, and good for the environment.

  5. keepntch September 28th, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Can Ms. Dowd confirm this information or is this just more muddled meandering from someone who really should be coloring in her books instead of writing in them.

    • fahvel September 28th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      you dip – your comment suggests that you mind is the size of a pimple on a l’il babies bottom. What the hell encourages the likes of you to say such inane things?

      • keepntch September 28th, 2014 at 11:11 pm

        Oops sorry to have offended you Ms. Dowd’s one fan.

  6. juicyfruityyy September 28th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    The same story over and over. We have known this for a long time. Only your Fauk Noose viewers; has been kept in the dark. But watching Bushy, kiss the Arab. Would have only confused them.