Sadly this is typically, not always, but typically the situation when it comes to war.
This was another era at MSNBC.
Alexander Hamilton is the Founding Father of Crony Capitalism in America.
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The War to End All Wars. World War 1. A deeply crony war. A rich man’s war. A war with a legacy that remains with us to this day.
An excellent book about the Soviet experience in Afghanistan
We don’t agree with ole’ Pat on many things, including some of the things in this short piece. But he is right in that America did not vote Trump into office because he was a war monger. Indeed Hillary was the neocon ranting about war in Syria etc.
No, America wants to get its house in order and our house is not in Afghanistan.
We predicted this would happen. As the conservative/libertarian coalition has expanded the neocons have looked for new friends in the Democratic Paty. (Really they are just reuniting.)
The Neoconservatives – actual conservatives MUST understand – are not conservatives at all. They are a small but powerful group of big government (both domestic and abroad) “Republicans” (they originally were Democrats) lodged in Washington who believe that for there to be “progress”
What a novel idea! Maybe we should figure out where we are wasting billions and billions of dollars before we start spending billions and billions more. I know it’s a crazy notion, but maybe we should give it a shot. I mean it’s only our money right?
Pretty amazing video. I like how the SU-27 pokes his nose in.
The wrong pattern and from a connected (?) company that had the license to the camouflage. Plus the Afghan soldiers are now highlighted on the battlefield.
Well, this isn’t encouraging.
It may not work the way it’s supposed to but plenty of folks got paid. (And will continue to.) So taxpayers, you can be happy about that.
The Saudis aren’t good guys and they’ve cozied up to Trump.
From a strategic perspective one can’t blame them. Iran looms across the Persian Gulf and Shiite Muslims (The Saudis are Sunni.) are on the rise across the region from Lebanon, through what is left of Syria, and into Iraq. To the south there is also Shiite (partly) Yemen where Saudi Arabia is waging a war. The Saudi royal family is feeling some heat.
Of course the Saudi royal family should feel some heat.