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  •  not really on board -- or else would truly object (2+ / 0-)
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    marina, RWood

    i was able to avoid Vietnam by staying in school

    what is new in this book is extent of the war on civilians

    it is going on today with little outrage

    we destroyed Iraq. 2 mil refuges in country, 2 million outside. how many killed?

    man now reporter family lived in Baghdad for generations. went back last year. now knows no one. blast walls and bombs made geography of city so he cannot find way around.

    and there is the minor issue of the trillions of dollars

    in short, Americans not on board about what we did there, nor what we continue to do as we get involved in more and more wars because the war on terror will never end

    our empire will collapse at some time - cannot afford the cost and the world is turning against us

    last I heard the approval rating of US in the middle east is worse than when W Bush was president

    and now we are on the brink of wars in Africa

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