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Rex Babin Cartoons
State of the Onion
Published: Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010
Yes, America is hooked on war, and although some Americans might not realize that, you can be sure the rest of the world does, as it looks at Afghanistan, Iraq, and other places around the world where the U.S. has fought wars, threatened to fight wars, sent armed forces, or launched missiles in their stead.
War is also power and influence to the U.S. government. With the most powerful military in the world, it can intimidate others and get its own way a lot of the time, politically, economically, or in other ways that benefit U.S. interests and allies.
However, like many great nations and empires of the past, America has overextended herself. Her armies have gotten bogged down abroad while her economy and infrastructure at home are crumbling. In the past, America's answer to this sort of problem has been more war, not less. It will be interesting to see what she does this time!
Ted Rudow III,MA