Thursday, November 25, 2010

Is America on the path to 'permanent war'?

John Blake
CNN

When the president decided to send more troops to a distant country during an unpopular war, one powerful senator had enough.

He warned that the U.S. military could not create stability in a country "where there is chaos ... democracy where there is no tradition of it, and honest government where corruption is almost a way of life."

"It's unnatural and unhealthy for a nation to be engaged in global crusades for some principle or idea while neglecting the needs of its own people," said Sen. J. William Fulbright, then chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in 1966 as the Vietnam War escalated.

Fulbright's warning is being applied by some to Afghanistan today. The U.S. is still fighting dubious wars abroad while ignoring needs at home, says Andrew J. Bacevich, who tells Fulbright's story in his new book, "Washington Rules: America's Path To Permanent War."

As the Afghanistan war enters its ninth year, Bacevich and other commentators are asking: When does it end? They say the nation's national security leaders have put the U.S. on an unsustainable path to perpetual war and that President Obama is doing little to stop them.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

PATH???

Anonymous said...

We've had permanent war since WW2. The Cold War was a good of scam as is the War on Terror but it ended when the USSR quit. Needing another phony baloney war, the War on Terror was created, an even better scam since it could used to turn the US into a police state as well as making the rich richer.

Anonymous said...

And now the truth about deevolution can be told:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvCTJlADySQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLL67CN2hnw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYQV2YdaaZQ
A generation programmed for war.
Is it any wonder that there is a never ending
war for eternal peace?

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