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Economics of Peace

jr160 Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 8:59 AM
You're right -- we, the people, don't get to pick our wars ... not if we keep voting for the D and R hacks that perpetuate the status quo. We have the power interests with their hands on the strings of our CIA puppets who lay the groundwork for corrupt regimes, dictatorships and extremist pockets in the Middle East and Latin America. These power interests DO pick our wars. We are then bombarded with propaganda to create fear so that we can rationalize our preemptive and evasive action ("national security") in these countries/regions we've set up. Save oil, there have been no vital US interests in any recent wars. There is nothing for us to win and everything for us to lose. We must stop creating the environment for war and stop picking war.
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...