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  •  Our long term strategy is idiotic (0+ / 0-)

    The strategy is to burn oil until we use it up.

    What kind of strategy is that?

    •  That's not the strategy (0+ / 0-)

      The strategy is to create a global market economy.  The secondary strategy is to create democracies.  The strategery that has been pursued by Bush and his friends is to make their friends filthy rich.  That's the stuff that has to be discarded, and the core strategies returned to.

      "When the President does it, it's not illegal" - Richard Nixon, 1974; US Congress, 2008

      by nightsweat on Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 11:45:57 AM PDT

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      •  You must be smoking dope (1+ / 0-)
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        Our previous strategy consisted in squandering our resources.  Our present strategy is not much different.  We are spending arguably one trillion every year on our military.  

        Also securing democracies is no more than an excuse for imperialism.  Our corporate government is not much of a model for anything any good.

        •  Then you must be licking hypnotoads (0+ / 0-)

          "Our previous strategy consisted in squandering our resources"?  That's just rhetoric.

          The goal of the West is to create wealth.  Wealth doesn't care if it comes from squandering or shepherding our resources - whatever works.  The global market is paramount in that strategy.

          "When the President does it, it's not illegal" - Richard Nixon, 1974; US Congress, 2008

          by nightsweat on Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 01:13:08 PM PDT

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