No, not that yak.
Some excerpts from the latest post by Commander Jeff Huber, whose commentary at his Pen and Sword blog I always find worthwhile to follow:
Nor is it likely we’ll ever be able to vote the warmongers out of office. If you’re not sharing a pillow with the war profits machine you don’t get elected. [...]
The only way I see the public start demanding that we extract ourselves from what even Uncle Bob Gates admits are “wars of choice” (he’s “wary” of them now that he’s all but ensured that they never end) is if prominent political and media figures start stating in unvarnished patois that the likes of Obama and Gates and Mullen and Petraeus are using our troops as pawns, not to preserve our nation but to preserve the military-industrial complex that President Dwight Eisenhower warned us would acquire “unwarranted influence” over government policy if we allowed it to.
The entire article.
Also see Defining Away Aggression, adorned by the image of another animal quite capable of a load of bull.