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David Brin How Democrats and Republicans Wage War

tqft (619476) writes | about a year and a half ago

User Journal 2

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/how-democrats-and-republicans-wage-war.html
"Offered one day preceding the final Presidential debate, on foreign policy, in order to give you all some badly-needed perspective on the most important foreign policy matter of all... when and how to fight.

Last year finally saw the end of America's second-longest war. Dragging on a decade, that was the multi-trillion dollar quagmire of attrition and so-called "nation-building" in Iraq.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/how-democrats-and-republicans-wage-war.html
"Offered one day preceding the final Presidential debate, on foreign policy, in order to give you all some badly-needed perspective on the most important foreign policy matter of all... when and how to fight.

Last year finally saw the end of America's second-longest war. Dragging on a decade, that was the multi-trillion dollar quagmire of attrition and so-called "nation-building" in Iraq.

Our longest war, the continuing multi-trillion dollar, "nation-building" quagmire in Afghanistan, continues on and on"

I haven't finished reading it.

Undoubtedly many people may have differences of opinion on this.

2 comments

Hmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#41726331)

Really interesting to see what their perspectives are

Re:Hmm... (1)

tqft (619476) | about a year and a half ago | (#41726661)

Norman Spinrad on what he thinks of Romney
http://normanspinradatlarge.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/a-romney-presidency-in-real-world.html [blogspot.com.au]
"...
Hey, with the right enemies, we can jack the annual military budget up to $700 billion! $800 billion! And that’s without even a war to burn up machines and ammo that will need replacing!

Not another pissant series of low-tech counterinsurgency actions of course.

A capital-intensive war to justify a bigger and better capital-intensive military budget.

That would sure be a lot of money to follow, now wouldn’t?

And this sort of thinking, aside from anything else, should be more than enough to disqualify anyone following this kind of money from serving as President of the United States, now shouldn’t it?
"

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