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  •  My facts may be a little squichy, but... (2+ / 0-)
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    Dallasdoc, Alexander G Rubio

    These opinion leaders consider America to be the 'indispensable nation' and they consider it vital to world peace and security that America maintain its role in the world. For example, it's critical that we maintain military bases from Okinawa, to Tashkent, to Kandahar, to Baku, to Turkey, Baghdad, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Dubai, to Eritrea. From the outside, it looks like they benefit from their association or investments in the companies that do business in those countries, or the companies that arm our military to defend themselves in foreign lands and equip our home defenses to protect against the resentment our occupations cause. But, from the inside, it's more complicated. It's about the evils of communism, or fascism, or Islamo-fascism, or whatever is required as a rhetorical tool next week.

    I have a friend, well versed in history, who says our nation was never meant to have a standing army. A well-regulated militia, yes, but not a professional army based around the world. We have done more harm than good by keeping bases all over the world with which to interfere in others' business at will.
    To me, this nation would be more effective if we used peaceful means to achieve our (supposed) goals of Freedom and Democracy. In stead of propping up every two-bit dictator who'll kiss our ass so corporations can then screw those countries, we would tell them that unless they play by our rules, they don't get to play in the world community. And by "our rules" I mean the ones we tell everyone we play by, like healthy competition, fairness, justice for all, etc. (Of course, we've probably lot that chance since Bush has .)
    I, for one, am sick and tired of what is being done in my name. I'm tired of oil companies stealing the resources of other countries (water's next you know), or minerals. I'm tired of the food congolmerates (aided and abbeted by the good ol USA government) who force nations to use their GMO products or starve.
    In short, if we're serious about being the good guys, it's time we acted like it. PNAC isn't about that, it's only goal is global donmination. And they've actually pretty much achieved that.
    for a real eye-opener, if you haven't done so already, read Confessions Of An Economic Hitman. It'll tell you all you need to know about who is really running things, why so many in the world hate us, and why events like 9-11 happen.

    All Truth is non-partisan

    by MA Liberal on Mon May 29, 2006 at 06:20:09 AM PDT

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