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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:14 PM

Congress May Declare the Forever War

A proposed law with bipartisan support would dramatically weaken the ability of legislators to extricate the United States from perpetual armed conflict.

A rising generation of Americans has never known peace.

Very soon, in Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria or Somalia or Libya or perhaps elsewhere, an 18-year-old man or woman will be deployed by the United States military to risk his or her life in a War on Terror that began before they were even born.

Already, every single spring, roughly 3.5 million high-school graduates reach adulthood with no memory of a time when their country wasn’t waging multiple wars.

This undemocratic Forever War is a civic disaster.

The United States is at war in so many places, against so many groups, that the majority of citizens would struggle to name half of them—and no reader can name all of them, unless an official with access to highly classified information is among us, because the identities of some of the groups the United States is fighting are state secrets.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/congress-may-declare-the-forever-war/562175/


This is just fucked up.....................instead of money for education, social security, health c are, roads, ..........etc..........


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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:21 PM

1. The current powers that be and their orange shit-gibbon do not care...

They see the youth of the nation as cannon fodder and nothing more...resource drains on the inheritances for their own, more privileged offspring.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:21 PM

2. We have been at war my entire adult life. The taxes I've paid as an adult have all been used...

...for war in part or in whole. It's annoying...and frustrating...and I can only think about the other ways those resources could have been used to make life better for people here who have it rough. Instead, the resources have been used to make life harder for others in countries I'll probably never visit. Great.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:23 PM

3. Aren't we already fighting 'The Forever War'?

Afghanistan? The Graveyard of Empires?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 01:44 PM

4. "Very soon, ..."?

Considering that the Iraq war started in 1991, "very soon" was in 2009.

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