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Is America Ensnared in an Endless War?

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 1:31 AM
"Never let a crisis go to waste. Are we rapidly approaching the point where too many do not wish this to end? Many say the terrorists have won. Certainly, life in Japan and Germany, under US occupation, was almost as free as we are today. And the clock is ticking.
JustMC Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 7:56 AM
One must consider that the terrorists and the military-industrial complex are strange bedfellows.

Much like the drug-war. It gives the drug-war industrial complex endless funding and ever-expanding power, while simultaneously giving the black-market drug cartels Kennedy-like wealth from the golden goose of forbidden fruit. The people who benefit from the drug war are the drug lords and the drug-warriors. Everyone else loses.

The beneficiaries of the "war on terror" are the military-industrial-complex and the people who want to destroy the USA (who can't really hurt us, but CAN make us hurt ourselves). All the rest of us lose.
"When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."

So said Richard Nixon in his interviews with David Frost. Nixon was talking about wiretaps and surreptitious entries to protect lives and safeguard national security in a violent and anarchic war decade.

The Nixon haters pronounced themselves morally sickened.

Fast forward to our new century. For, since 9/11, we have heard rather more extravagant claims by American presidents.

Under George W. Bush, it was presidential authority to waterboard, torture, rendition and hold enemy aliens in indefinite detention at Guantanamo.

Under Barack Obama, we don't have a Nixon "enemies list"...