It's a sad tale
by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Wednesday Dec 2nd, 2009
(This was written, Oct. 2005):This conflict has already cost each American at least $850 in military and reconstruction costs since October 2001. The war lasts another five years,(Oct. 2010) it will cost nearly $1.4 trillion, calculates Linda Bilmes, who teaches budgeting at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Nearly every one of America's wars were for some kind of trade advantage or money or for territory or oil - which of course were always fought under different excuses, even as far back as the Civil War. They are trying to pull a compromise by replacing the American soldiers with Gulf War II, and keeping the war running to maintain the sick economy.
So Big Business continues to produce war toys, well-lubricated with the blood of human sacrifices, as usual."The Endless war"---Neoconservatives are wanting empire and, of course, the war on Iraq and Afghanistan! Arguing that international law has little validity and only gets in the way of American objectives. For them America is so strong, it can safely ignore other nations' national interests and "go it alone." It a sad tale!
Ted Rudow III,MA