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  •  Unfortunately, many Americans still don't get it. (4+ / 0-)

    That's why McCain still has a chance to win, and why Congressional Democrats are so timid.  There are too many Americans who think in terms of American domination.  So when McCain talks about "winning" in Iraq, he does not say what we are winning.  The fact that the Iraq invasion has made the US less secure is seldom discussed, since for many it is more important to "win" for its own sake then it is to use our resources for useful goals.  Putin would probably use the same argument about how Russia needs to "win" in Georgia if any Russians complained.

    Our economy built on debt and our foreign policy is based on a very expensive de facto empire.  The short term thinking that got us into this mess is setting up disaster if we do not change course.

    •  If we do not change course? (0+ / 0-)

      ...disaster if we do not change course.

      It's far too late to change the path we are already on.

      Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
      Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
      All the King's horses and all the King's men,
      Couldn't put Humpty together again.

      "This document is totally non-redactable and non-segregable and cannot even be meaningfully described." *

      by dratman on Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 11:06:26 AM PDT

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