There are some things that puzzle me. Here are a few of them.
Iraq is heating up again. Obviously that war hasn’t ended. Just because we decided to leave, that in no way deterred the militant radicals from continuing to pursue their goal. Now we must decide whether to go in and assist them again or to leave them on their own. To abandon Iraq seems to me to be an insult to the thousands of Americans who gave their lives in that war. By the same token I, along with many others probably, believe we have given enough. We spent billions in dollars, thousands in lives, and years in time and for what? It’s a real puzzler.
It is probable Afghanistan will face a similar future when we leave there. It appears the leaders of these countries do not have either the resolve or the ability to defend themselves. Should we care? Is it our fight? And if we just abandon them what is next? Will these radicals just get stronger and once again threaten us on our soil? I think these are fair questions. It’s puzzling.
Did you hear about this? It seems the IRS has lost all the e-mails from Lois Lerner to the White House, the Justice Department and to anyone else who may be inconvenient to the IRS. A period of two years’ worth of e-mails is missing. It kind of reminds me of the secret Nixon tapes with the erased 18-minute gap. By the way, it didn’t work then and it’s not going to work now. These people must think we are really stupid. Oh, and when someone pleads for protection under the Fifth Amendment, what they are saying to me is if they answered the questions asked of them, they would be admitting to crimes. Is that what this is? It sure is puzzling.
To date nothing has been resolved concerning Benghazi. The Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton must think if they just delay this, it will blow away. Wrong. This will blow away when the truth is told and not a minute sooner. Four Americans were killed by an organized group of terrorists and requests for security and protection were ignored or just turned down. Does that puzzle you?
We trade five terrorist killers for what may well turn out to be a deserter. All the while a legitimate Marine sergeant, suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, sits in a Mexican jail because he took a wrong turn at the border. If, as the Administration insists, we never leave our troops behind at any cost, why is nothing being done for Sgt. Tahmooresi? Is Mexico asking for something in trade? How about the thousands of children being abandoned at our border by who knows whom. What if we trade them? Oh wait, my mistake. Those children are being abandoned by their parents so we can take care of them. They don’t apparently want them back. We can feed them, educate them, medicate them and then what? Do they go home then? Isn’t that puzzling?
This sure is. At a time when we all need to be particularly aware, more and more states are legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Bad timing, wouldn’t you say? Wow man, totally.
I guess I am not supposed to know everything the government does, but it sure makes me wonder. Some things just puzzle me.