I believe half of the things I say and say half of the things I believe.
Secondly, I think everyone on the planet is aware of shared responsibility. That's such a no-brainer that I wouldn't have even though quasi-intelligent people would bother to discuss it. Who holds the primary responsibility for a random car bombing in Ramadi that kills 8 eight people? The US or the people that planned the attack?
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
I'm not inclined to see the wars as LBJ's war or Reagan's war but realistically as "War is good business, and let's get some going." I see it as the Corporate Military/Industrial Complex's war or for example, Iraq, as the Well-Oiled Corporate Military/Industrial Complex's war. Now we acknowledge the very capitalist push to profit from war and, of course, if you are in the armaments or military supply line, then war is good business and let's gin up more of it. That's not some subliminal force, it's the real world of profit and loss. Syria, War is good business, and business is lookin' good." Eh? By the same measures, Republicans seem to be owned by more War corporations than Democrats, but both are bought and sold. We don't have any business being involved in Syria, just as we had no real business being involved in Iraq, excepting the OIL that is.
The Bush administration started the policy of flying dead US soldiers into Dover Air Force Base in the middle of the night so no one would notice. The Bush Admin was the creator of "We don't do body counts" by the Military. The Bush admin worked non stop to prevent any real body counts and spread ambiguity instead. That is why there is so much dispute because they were real masters of misinformation. Sorta like Obama on NSA.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.