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Will Obama Shun 'Perpetual War'?

justperhaps45 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:46 PM
Since Karl Marx espoused the overuse of an institution as the effective means of it's destruction, I think it is unlikely that Obama will eschew the use of the military. Instead he will no doubt have his minions find ever more futile and creative methods of misuse. It is only through military weakness, real or perceived, the U.S. can be reduced to what he feels is the nation's appropriate status.
Midway through his inaugural address, Barack Obama proclaimed, "A decade of war is now ending." A cynical listener might respond: "And a new decade of war is about to begin." Obama sounded pacific notes Monday. But it will be a huge surprise if he can get through four years without going to war.

Military force should not be a frequent recourse for our leaders. For the first century or so of the republic, it wasn't. Leaving aside the intermittent war against the Indians, wars were few and widely spaced.

Beginning with World War II, though, American presidents grew much more inclined to send...