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Economics of Peace

D Fayette Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 9:18 AM
The Afghanistan war is turning into another Vietnam...Hands are tied by political strings. Coincidentally (?), LBJ (D) got us into Vietnam, Obama(D) escalated our presence in Afghanistan, because he wanted the same success there that Bush had in Iraq with the surge. But Obama's rules-of-engagement substantially changed how and when, and under what circumstances our troops could engage the enemy, just as LBJ did in Vietnam. It's time to fully engage or get out.
How would a free market entrepreneur approach Afghan foreign policy?

After all, our politicians seem incompetent on foreign policy given the soaring suicide rate among active duty U.S. military personnel, increasing insider attacks against NATO troops by our Afghan “allies” and numerous civilian casualties.

Capitalists have historically opposed war and embraced production as a means to freedom, prosperity and national security. So, it surprises me when self-described fiscal conservatives embrace a foreign policy of military interventionism.

Indeed, George W. Bush opposed nation-building when he ran for president in 2001; he maintained that military interventionism...