From Pine View Farm

The 1,000 Years War 2

Mired in Iraq forever!

Delaware Liberal finds a bright side. We can be a colonial power.

Finally. I was afraid that America would never be a colonial power. But now, word comes from a report leaked to The Independent that there is a deal to keep US troops in Iraq indefinitely, irrespective of what the results of the election in November.

(Aside: Of course, Bush is late to the game. The United States has already been a colonial power. Just ask the folks in the Phillipines and Puerto Rico, just to pull two names out of the hat.)



  1. Opie

    June 5, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    I suggest we cut Puerto Rico loose from our hegemonic grip. I wonder how many Democrats would be for that.

  2. Frank

    June 7, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    I would be for whatever the Puerto Ricans are for.  At this time, though, they seem to be pretty evenly split amongst statehood, independence, and remaining a territory.   1/3 does not make a majority (except in Florida, of course).

    I used to work with Puerto Rican (no, not one who had moved to the mainland–one who had a successful business on the island).  He wanted statehood.

    What happened in 1898 certainly will color what happens today, because history is part of us, but what we do today should be based on today, not on 1898.

    If you want some pretty chilling reading, read up on how the US conducted itself in the Phillipines during the early days of the occupation after the Spanish-American War.