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Endless War Is a Feature – Not a Bug – of U.S. Policy

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by poncho, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    Why We Are In a Perpetual Series of Wars …

    We are in the middle of a perpetual series of wars. See this, this, this and this.

    As just one example, in 2010 the war in Afghanistan became the longest war in U.S. history. But – no matter what you’ve heard – there are no plans to get out any time soon.

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    "Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied: and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." James Madison

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