Friday, October 21, 2011
President Obama announced today that the remaining soldiers stationed in Iraq will be coming home by the end of the year. How many? About 40,000 soldiers will be coming home. How many will be staying in Iraq? ZERO, NONE, NADA..... and yesterday was another big day for the United states. Muammar Gaddafi was killed by rebel forces in his home town after a U.S. drone found his convoy and destroyed it. Muammar Gaddafi tried to run and hide, but like another murderous dictator leader, Sadaam Hussain, he was found in a a pipe or drainage ditch and then eventually shot by the rebel forces. Before his death, in celebration, the rebels displayed a bloodied dictator on the hood of one of their vehicles. Then shortly later, he was killed. Everyone in the free world seems to agree that the world in now a better place without the dictator. But just about 24 hours later, President Obama announced that the war in Iraq will end, in the dismay of the Republicans, who believe an occupation in Iraq should never end. For the last year, the American soldiers in Iraq did not attack, but only played the role of teaching the present Iraqi government how to protect themselves and what it will take to govern themselves.
Resolving issues like these two mentioned sometimes creates other issues, such as something called the 'unknown'. What kind of government in Iraq will evolve in, now that the United States will no longer be arround to train Iraqi security forces. That's in Iraq. But now what about what is going to happen to the soldiers once they get home. The lack of jobs will definitely affect those soldiers that will now be re-entering civilian life.
What is the cause of this lack of jobs? The Republicans can blame the President for the lack of jobs, but can they, really? They turned down President Obama's jobs bill that was created by President Obama which would create jobs. The jobs bill will help fund the repair and replacement of old bridges. The jobs bill will create jobs for teachers. The jobs bill would help convince the American employers that it would be benificial to hire more workers in the United States. They would receive a tax credit for the people that they hired, and jobs that are kept from going over-seas.
But the Republicans want no part of it. By filabustering the jobs bill in the Senate, these congressmen told the American public they they are not interested in creating jobs, like construction jobs that would help put together our roads again. They are not interested in creating more positions for teachers. They don't seem to care that there is a way to keep jobs from going over-seas, There are so many benefits for the bill, it is almost unemaginable that the bill did not pass.
The main reason why it did not pass is because of selfish political interests in Congress today. Every Republican plus a total of 2 Democratic Senators voted against his bill. The Congress doesn't seem to be able to pass any bill that is worth while to the American people.
Then there are the demonstration movements throughout the country, people that are absolutely fed up with our political leaders.