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I'm afraid you're right. The American approach to the morality of war has long been a path through John Wayne movies and recruiting posters.

The corporate structure needs a force to ready protect its criminal enterprises anywhere at short notice.  

The pretense of god, country apple pie and sacred honor must be upheld to keep the young cannon fodder out of the unemployment lines and standing in the recruiting lines.


by BobHiggins (rlh974@yahoo.com) on Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 at 07:19:28 PM EST
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Is there a Smedley Butler in the upper echelons of the US military nowadays?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Sep 23rd, 2010 at 10:31:09 AM EST
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Most Americans, to the extent they think at all of Mister Bush's two wars, have no idea. The picture you show would completely freak them out--and I'm pretty sure would not be allowed to sully U.S. airwaves during the evening "news."

Instead, they are treated to a steady diet of Oooooh Lindsay Lohan, Ooooooh Paris Hilton, Oooooooh Daning with the Has-Been Stars.

by Mnemosyne on Sat Sep 25th, 2010 at 08:41:43 PM EST
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