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  •  It's really our self-image (1+ / 0-)
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    which is at the crux of the matter. If we continue to spend loads of money in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the middle class keeps getting squeezed, Americans will increasingly start to question what their country is truly all about.

    This questioning could reveal the clear discrepancies in our electorate; the largely unstated assumptions that drive the ideological bases of our politics might become more stark.

    Is Obama trying a "soft landing' on the "excessive" reaction to 9/11? How difficult will it be for him to reign in the military-industrial complex? Who will admit that the link between jobs and the military-industrial complex is negatively affecting some core American values?

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