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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    It takes a special kind of logic to assume that invading sovereign nations is only good for big corporations.
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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    I would have thought it would be far simpler and quicker to list the SMART wars the US has instigated (not that there have been any)

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
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    I think its sad that the media, the President, congress, americans, have forgotten Afghanistan. Recession, fiscal cliffs, unemployment, debt, kate middletons breasts, are far less important than american citizens who are fighting and dying in a war without a point, and whose commander makes jokes on comedy shows, while congress flips pancakes to win votes.

    Until we get responsible people in office, the best thing to do is immediate withdrawl. 343 Coalition soldiers have died in Afghanistan this year. No one seems to care but their families and friends.
    I agree with Ron Paul on this issue, you can march right in and you can march right out

    "There really is nothing for us to win in Afghanistan. Our mission has morphed from apprehending those who attacked us, to apprehending those who threaten or dislike us for invading their country, to remaking an entire political system and even a culture … This is an expensive, bloody, endless exercise in futility. Not everyone is willing to admit this just yet. But every second they spend in denial has real costs in lives and livelihoods … Many of us can agree on one thing, however. Our military spending in general has grown way out of control."

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    It takes a special kind of logic to assume that invading sovereign nations is only good for big corporations.

    No, it requires simple common sense. Your children die in wars. Your tax dollars are wasted in wars. Monies that could develop infrastructure are wasted in wars. The Big Corporations including Energy (wars run on energy), armaments (bombs, bullets, planes, tanks, chemicals, textiles, all metals, electronics) Corporations profit handsomely. When over half of a Nation's budget is spent on the Military and the Corporations it supports, and all the deaths come from the masses, it is difficult to discern the good for the masses. In stark contrast, it is obvious to discern the "good for big corporations" and that very bigness is what must be checked.
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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Lots of corporations profit handsomely. Do you know who runs and works in corporations?

    People.
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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Lots of corporations profit handsomely. Do you know who runs and works in corporations?

    People.

    Then you must be saying, "War is good business," let's have more of it, because it makes jobs for people. You are supporting the wars. OK, but don't try to make it sound innocent. It is ugly, evil policy. Just say, let's gin up some more chaos, mayhem, destruction and death. Don't be shy.

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Then you must be saying, "War is good business," let's have more of it, because it makes jobs for people. You are supporting the wars. OK, but don't try to make it sound innocent. It is ugly, evil policy. Just say, let's gin up some more chaos, mayhem, destruction and death. Don't be shy.
    As usual, we're on to blaming corporations, and ignoring the people who actually command these wars. And the media who ignore them.

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    America's dumbest war ever is the right wing war on FDR and the New Deal.
    We are still paying the price for FDR's democratic socialism. This is one war we must win.

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    As usual, we're on to blaming corporations, and ignoring the people who actually command these wars. And the media who ignore them.


    I am blaming the Corporations that can afford to buy Congressman. We have the best Congressmen that money can buy. The money that influences the direction that Congress moves is the real issue. I can't afford to buy a Congressman, can you. It's time to deal with reality, not a hypothetical, utopian government operating for "truth and justice, the American way." Real world issues.

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    Re: America’s Dumbest War, Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    We are still paying the price for FDR's democratic socialism. This is one war we must win.
    There hasn't been a war on that since the 1940s. It wasn't even democratic socialism, for God's sake. It was welfare liberalism.
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