Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Believe It Or Not
     If memory serves, it was about a week or so ago that President Trump announced he was sending 15,000 troops to the Mexican border to repel what he called an invasion by a combined force of Central Americans and Middle Easterners.
    That was around Election Day. Since then there have been no reports of battles, casualties or territory lost or gained. So if the president is to be believed, this is the first stealth attack against the U.S. since there doesn’t seem to be any tangible trace of it. Calls to San Diego or Juarez are getting through with no problem.
      The Pentagon had said that operation will cost about $220 million. Not a problem since most Americans agree that there is such thing as too much military spending.
    You would expect the government and the media to keep the citizenry informed when it comes to an invasion of the nation.   So far all I’ve heard are reports on MSNBC  that some of our forces may be coming home for Christmas.
    The attitude of Americans towards their wars has changed since Vietnam. Losing that conflict was highly controversial.  Since then stalemate and defeat have become acceptable so long as they are profitable. Witness our pointless 16-year-long trudge in Afghanistan which has yet to produce much contention.
    Our current Mexican border war seems equally likely to remain ignored.  Merely announced by the president and unmentioned after that, it’s our first truly stealth war. So you can forget about it. Just pretend it never happened. Maybe it didn't. Maybe the president lied. Nah, that couldn't be.