Losing Wars!

The U.S. has lost or nearly lost every war in which it has engaged since WW2. We had to get out of Vietnam. MacArthur nearly lost us the Korean war and was fired by Truman for disobedience. First he insisted on wasting lives attacking Japanese held islands that could have been bypassed. Then he ignored the Chinese threat to attack if we approached their border which he did and they did. We barely held on to preserve South Korea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_MacArthur

Needless to say Iraq was an illegal disaster and may revert again to civil war. Afghanistan is a mess. All these losing wars have cost us dearly in monies and the lives of our brave military men. More are now committing suicide than the national average!

Will we never learn? I hope we get all the way out of Iraq and let them settle their own disputes. The same is true with Afghanistan.

Our main misconception is that the world if still controlled by military force. It is not! We are living in a global economy in which China is making out like a bandit and threatening to cut us off from the metals necessary for computers of which they control 97%!

The Muslims are not our new Soviet military enemy. They are being turned off the U.S. by our negative attitudes. Let us not forget that Saudis made up all but four or five of those who committed 9/11! Saudis are our main Muslim ally?

And so we head towards national disaster on all fronts.

Obama takes the long view — we must keep Muslims our friends. The Tea Party Republicans support short term racism. If they win one or both houses of congress, we shall see the worst at last.

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

Ed Kent [blind copies]

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