Peace Corps JFK 3rd goal "Bring it home." by PCBrazilLogoWider.jpg
The Peace Corps, which JFK wanted to grow quickly to a million, struggles with Congressional budgets and visionless leadership to add a meager 8,000 PCVs per year to the paltry 200,000 who have served over 52 years.
Instead of filling the world with do-good White Knights from the Round Table, most of our White Houses have spent a couple generations raining napalm on tanner people, prolonged killing and suffering by trading drugs, guns, and warfare under the seditious Iran Contra conspiracy, traded tracking down a small band of terrorists and their leader in Afghanistan for a trumped-up, economy-breaking Iraq War, spread our military hardware and 200 military installations around the world, filled our GI's with PTSD, and ignored Ike's warning by entrenching weapons making as integral to our short-sighted economy.
Special interests and powers clouded Camelot's skies, and most of talk radio applauded such stupidity.
By now, those bloody, stupid, costly ventures have exploded the world's number of hidden American haters and filled New York's skies with explosive debris, after our leadership failed to scramble NORAD jets for almost an hour.
Back then travelers didn't worry about being kidnapped; didn't dress, then undress, empty, and scan/pat to fly 200 miles. Americans didn't wonder if some foreigner didn't harbor hatred for losing a relative or friend to an American produced weapon. The world was a helluva lot safer and saner for everyone when we were trying to light the world by removing its bonds of misery, rather than having we and our products rain bombs that produces human stealth delivery systems.
So, when a stranger, whose buddy was working for the Joint Chiefs and was in the Command Room with the President the night of 0 Dark 30, asked what I thought of the movie from a post-movie urinal, my first response was, "It's sad we spend so much to go through this kind of stuff."
The Iraq War cost at least $3.7 trillion and counting . ( http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/29/us-usa-war-idUSTRE75S25320110629 )
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