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  •  Perhaps they know that America's business is war. (5+ / 0-)

    After WWII, the US has gone from greatest exporter of goods and services/ lender of capital to greatest importer/ debtor. That means that America's wealth depends on exploiting the world's natural resources and the cheap labor of hundreds of millions of (primarily) brown and yellow people (as opposed to selling valuable stuff to other nations, like Germany and Japan do)

    Everybody understands that in order to be able to live the lush life despite having a non-competitive manufacturing sector, you gotta provide something else. In the case of the US, as with any other empire, that's the ability and willingness to intervene anytime, anywhere the interests of 'the West' are threatened.

    In lieu of a real economy, the US has to rely on its role as 'international policeman', and I think the rabid response to anti-militarist/ anti-imperialist reasoning here betrays a rather clear knowledge of the real political economy of the American military-industrial-complex.

    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." Mark Twain

    by aufklaerer on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 03:26:29 AM PST

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    •  If they actually know and accept that (1+ / 0-)
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      war is good for the USA, why did they object when GWB was in the WH?  

      Excellent brief review of the sorry state of the US economy.

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