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This was a break into regular scheduling News Report just now.
Ah, but consider the purpose of perpetual war, Pearl.I'm all for getting rid of the terrorists, I just wonder if this is the best way to go about it, and how effective it actually is. I hope we're not bombing more civilians than terrorists.
Thanks for the back story Ernie. The Russian alliance does worry me. That and our troops have been deployed for so long. They gotta be wore out, not to mention our equipment.
I have my doubts that we are in very good shape to tangle with Russia right now.
You know, I thought maybe it was just me. Reminds me of a guy with a mustache and a need for elbow room. Or maybe it was that guy named George who wrote a couple of books. Nah, that's paranoid.Ah, but consider the purpose of perpetual war, Pearl.
All those young men ground up and maimed in the machines of war would be here on the mainland looking for jobs that don't exist. And growing dissatisfied with the government. It's much more glorious in our culture to be "thanked for your service" as you hobble around on your artificial leg than it is to sack groceries down at the Spend-and-Save at the age of thirty.
And all that equipment being worn out is constantly replaced by the defense industry, at a substantial profit. Consider which stocks gained a HUGE boost overnight as the war commenced.
And finally, look at ALL of the politicians who have suddenly become pro-war as the elections near. Even the ones who criticized Bush are lining up to tout their party's efforts to "defend the homeland". And "homeland" is a phrase being used much more often lately and it's creeping me right out.
War is good for government. When they can convince the citizenry to engage in it in a perpetual defense against enemies either real or manufactured, then government grows in power and prospers.
My dear departed father used to say that often. I had forgotten about that aspect. Funny how when the economy goes in the toilet a good war usually happens." War is good for government." When they can convince the citizenry to engage in it in a perpetual defense against enemies either real or manufactured, then government grows in power and prospers.
Yes they did. It was about an hour too late. But go ahead and re wright history there are many things that you could fix.According to the historical record, Tokyo gave us advance notice of the bombing of Pearl Harbor via their ambassador as well. About the time it actually started.
Nope...not just you. I noticed that the media has just about replaced any other reference for this country with "homeland" lately as well...and it just doesn't "feel right" to me for some reason.You know, I thought maybe it was just me. Reminds me of a guy with a mustache and a need for elbow room. Or maybe it was that guy named George who wrote a couple of books. Nah, that's paranoid.