THE UNENDING WAR COMES HOME TO AMERICA

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18:38 2001-09-13

RYAN MCMAKEN: THE UNENDING WAR COMES HOME TO AMERICA

So it begins. We now have a choice between two options. We can escalate the current low intensity war that the United States is waging against nations of the world from Columbia to Iraq. Or, we can pause and re-examine our current imperial adventures around the world and recognize that terrorism against the United States is the natural consequence of trying to tell the rest of the world how to live.

Already, the war chant has gone up from the neo-conservative establishment regarding the need to escalate American intelligence efforts and American hegemony in our world. Former Senator Warren Rudman has already called for a new "war against terrorism" and even had the temerity to use this event as an opportunity to condemn American isolationism. Rudman (undoubtedly towing the establishment conservative line) has compared the modern United States to an isolationist America in the 1930ís. Such a statement exhibits either incredible ignorance of current American foreign policy or just rank opportunism.

Pravda

-- Martin Thompson (mthom1927@aol.com), September 13, 2001


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