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... the right or wrong side in a particular dispute, it is persistently on the side of the perpetuation of American Empire, which places it on the wrong side of the long term interests of the US Republic.

The rejoinder to that observation is that there are things that are likely worse for the US Republic than the American Empire, and while that is almost certainly true, the fact that its normally better to be hit on the head with a stick than to be shot in the heart with a pistol does not imply that its good to be hit on the head with a stick.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Dec 13th, 2010 at 12:06:04 AM EST
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