23.8.08

"Look, I'm so tired of this."

That's why I'm going into exile for the next 2 weeks (yes I will be blogging again). So Barack Obama has picked Joe Biden, who voted in favor of the Mesopotamian Misadventure, just as the majority of Senate Democrats did, as his running mate.

I'm sure I'll have numerous occasions to dissect his record and statements during the upcoming circuses, but the first thing that comes to my mind about Biden is his dangerous approach to foreign policy. I recall the YouTube Primary debate, held on July 23 of last year, when Biden was asked about committing US troops to Darfur. He responded:
"Absolutely, positively. Look, I'm so tired of this...Where we can, America must. Why Darfur? Because we can."
Why stop at Darfur then? There are dozens upon dozens of countries around the world in which people are suffering, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, etc. Where we can, America must.

The trouble is, whence comes all the manpower for such peacekeeping, police-the-world missions? Our military is already stretched too thin, even before VP Biden would have the US commit ourselves to more regional conflicts that have virtually zero impact on our sovereignty or security.

We need more soldiers. We could do as the neocons advocate, and draft illegal immigrants, because, as Max Boot puts it "U.S. citizenship is still one of the world's most precious commodities." Just a commodity, to be traded or dumped when something better comes along. Talk about unpatriotic conservatives!

But getting back to Biden, we're going to have to think big to boost his world policeforce to sufficient proportion. How's this: why not have the Federal Government arrange marriages. I'm sure there's a clause somewhere in the Patriot Act that would extend this power. If not, no problem - I don't get the feeling that Obama/Biden would be too uncomfortable with signing an Executive Order to countermand the Constitution, like Bush has too often done.

Once federal agents had successfully matched up us single folk, they could then organize and supervise conjugal relations for the mandated couplings to ensure that each resulted in the procreation of enough children to populate Biden's "America Must" initiative.

Isn't that a bit over the top? Why should we go to such lengths? Because we can.

1 comment:

Jesse O. said...

Your idea of sorting single people in to government-determined marriages is reminiscent of Plato's idea in the The Republic. The direction of the government is moving closer toward having the power that Plato proposed. In The Republic the Archons have the ability to arrange marriages under the guise of a phony ballot. When will we wake up?