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  •  Well-done, Jeff (1+ / 0-)
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    enhydra lutris

    Those photos of W sitting with Petraeus in the WH gave me the willies.  Looked just like a banana republic. As with so many fascist movements during the Bush years, we seem to have come to accept having the military weigh in with their policy ideas.  It's not their job, it's anathema to the healthy functioning of a democracy, and ultimately it will be the end of our republic if we don't soon remember that it's the job of the military to carry out policy set by the civilian government.

    From Samuel Adams:

    Even when there is a necessity of the military power, within a land, a wise and prudent people will always have a watchful and jealous eye over it.

    It's time to withdraw from the 177 bases we have around the world.  It's time to be realistic about our finances.

    If a thing can't go on forever, it won't.

    The only law which is really lived up to whole-heartedly and with a vengeance is the law of conformity. - Henry Miller

    by geomoo on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:16:40 AM PDT

    •  Democracy or empire (0+ / 0-)

      That's the choice we face.  To choose empire is to choose economic collapse.

      The only law which is really lived up to whole-heartedly and with a vengeance is the law of conformity. - Henry Miller

      by geomoo on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:24:58 AM PDT

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