Saturday, June 19, 2010

Manifest Destiny

"Whereas it was previously considered uncouth for anyone to even suggest that economic hegemony might motivate U.S. military action, our leaders are now boldly selling wars as commendable instruments of such profit-focused imperialism."

- from an article about the recent "news" that Afghanistan has cool minerals we want to steal

Conversation continues in many salons about why we're at war and what constitutes a just war. U.S. politicians seem to agree (or at least a majority of them do) that it is right for us to go to war when other nations or peoples have control of resources we want or that we think we "need" to sustain (ha!) our quality of life. Because it's what the American people want. Because we deserve it.

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