The only way we are getting out of the middle east is if we build a renewable energy system that does not rely on oil.
When the resources run out, we will pull out and ignore it
While it would be nice to help others it is costing our own country too much money. We need to show people we can servive without oil. We flew to the the moon with less technology than this tablet I am writting on. Surely we can get a car to get well over 50 mpg. Which will help us convert to a less oil dependent coutry.
We need war to suppport our citizens and enrich the 1%
We have a fortress embassy in Iraq and perminant air-bases. We have naval base in Qatar. "We" are building a road into Afghanistan's mineral-ore rich Bamayan Valley (the middle E-W Route, where the Buddhist Statues were).
Do you really think that after squandering trillions of US military resources establishing bases all over the area, THEY (the supra-national Corporatists) are going to walk off and leave it all behind? -- to the Chinese, Europeans, Arabs, Jews, Aussies, Japanese or other vulture Colonialists? And do you really think this is for "US" -- or that what you think matters?
This IS "The New American Century" fools. Are you kidding? Wake up to today and the future.
(*) Romney at an American Legion talk used the uncommon term: "For the American Century, we will need to maintain the world's strongest military" (or some such). Sound like "PNAC" anyone?
No, Permanent War is too important a tool to the new grotestque social and corporate control structure rising in America.
Maybe, someday about 70 years from now. We are just now closing bases and pulling troops out of Germany.
The Democratic Party is officially setting itself apart as the party of climate justice with the current draft of the party's platform.
Mueller's favorite place to pray (written about in "Prophet's Way"), and the roof of the room where the Last Supper is reputed to have happened.
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