Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Desperately Reply, “But War Is GOOD for Us!”

Washington’s Blog
April 29, 2014

The American people are now overwhelmingly opposed to more war in Ukraine, Syria, Iran and elsewhere.

Image: Barack Obama with U.S. Troops (Wiki Commons).

Those who get rich from war (the military-industrial complexers and big banks) and their lackeys aredesperate to reverse this trend.

As such, they are resorting to more and more outlandish justifications for war.

For example, Ian Morris has written an entire book arguing that war is the best thing ever, the onlything which has lifted us out of poverty and barbarianism. And – yes – he even says that war brings peace.
David Swanson provides a must-read dismantling of Morris’ book.

Morris writes this week in the Washington Post:
War has not only made us safer, but richer, too.
In reality, security experts – conservative hawks and liberal doves alike – agree that waging war in the Middle East weakens national security and increases terrorism. See thisthisthisthisthisthis and this. So it doesn’t make us safer.

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