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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 05:17 PM
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Obama and the pursuit of endless war
Steve Chapman
7:29 p.m. CDT, June 10, 2011

When historians sit down decades from now to address the events of the early 21st century, they will have no trouble explaining why Americans elected Barack Obama president. They elected him out of a firm conviction that the United States was not involved in enough wars.

Problem solved. Today, American forces are fighting in four countries.

No. 4 is Yemen, where we learn the administration is carrying out an intense covert campaign against anti-government militants, using fighter aircraft and drone missiles. It is being handled by the Pentagon in conjunction with the CIA, and according to The New York Times, "teams of American military and intelligence operatives have a command post in Sana, the Yemeni capital."

Feel safer? Probably not. Most of what presidents do with the U.S. military is not aimed at enhancing the security or welfare of the American people. It serves mainly to advance our domination of the world, even or maybe especially in places irrelevant to any tangible interests. Like Yemen.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-oped-0...
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 05:23 PM
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1. Bankrupting the nation is protecting us...or, something.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 10:50 AM
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7. Reckless fiscal policies, grossly unfair tax policies, and perpetual wars make us so much stronger
and safer even though some do not agree as evidenced by our debt being downgraded by entities in Asia and Europe. :patriot:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 05:25 PM
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2. Fact: We elected a leader who ran on a campaign to end this shit.
Now that he's actually in office, things with these bullshit wars aren't getting better. They're getting worse. Someone else is clearly in charge and he's the one pulling Obama's strings.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 06:00 PM
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3. The Neocon agenda rolls on
that's what The Project for a New American Century wanted, and that's what they're getting, despite the 'changey' thing.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 07:04 PM
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5. When should we stop calling it the Neocon agenda?
Dems are just as complicit in the endless war as Pubs. It's a dual party effort.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 07:12 PM
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6. The word transcends the two-party mirage. Neocon is an ideology.
And there are neocons on both 'sides'.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 06:07 PM
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4. This is what I've been screaming about for 10 years.
It's the wars sucking us dry.

Yes, there are other factors but the wars are THE major factors, imo.

After we get out of Iraq and Afgan. Then we kill all the banksters. There, problem solved.


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somone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 11:22 AM
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8. No better proof that who we elected is just another corporate tool
in the service of corporate masters
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 11:24 AM
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9. knr. Sad, the decisions Obama has made.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 12:01 PM
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10. Absolutely disgusting, and pretty much no one talks about it. But it is 5 countries..Pakistan also.
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xiamiam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 12:03 PM
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11. rather talk about wiener or sarah or anything else which distracts..
just look at the posts here covering the front page..and this is an aware group of people
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