Other U.S.A. wars will have created a war debt of 65 trillion dollars by the end of this year. Meanwhile, the USA press is only focusing on the Primary campaigns and supposedly only on domestic politics.
Come on, America, look beyond the cash-cow media machine that runs American thinking these days!
There are nearly 170,000American soldiers in Iraq alone and hundreds of thousands of others waiting in line to go to Iraq, Afghanistan and other powder kegs around the world! This is the reality of 2008!!!!!
The “endless war on terror” is terrorizing the economy in the U.S. home front—just as the Vietnam War cost America its dreams to build a better society in the by soaking up American money and no-how at a super-rate—leading to Deflation and Recession in the USA for over a decade, i.e. throughout the 1970s and early 1980s.
Don’t put up with the handful of neo-cons, neo-liberals, conservatives, pure libertarians et. al. who are so vested in the system that they can’t tell what is good for America, Americans, and American foreign relations, i.e. a sustainable American energy and a sustainable social network!
I will spend Super Tuesday looking at the world media and going over the best ideas of those progressive candidates who were forced to bow out of the U.S. presidential race. I am talking about platforms from Edwards, Kucinich, and Richardson. I am open to others suggestions.
Send suggestions for platform to this website!
At this time of recession-- and after so many years of misusage of tax funds in America--, progressives need to push the envelope of these campaigns in 2008 ( presidential and congressional campaigns) to the progressive ranks.
We are not going to be able to do this with the current field of Republican and Democratic frontrunners not talking about things like the COST OF WAR ON THE AMERICAN SOCIETY in this decade and decades to come.
Even China has already indicated it has no intention of following either the path of the USA or Japan of the 20th century and throwing so great a percentage of it’s country’s resources on the machinery of war.
Like the terrorists and CIA operatives of the World, most countries on planet Earth have learned from the 20th Century that guerrilla wars and low-cost attacks creating fear are far more efficient than the most up-to-date mega-million dollar war machine or billion dollar war instruments can put up with over the long haul.
This is why public diplomacy and lower cost products like shooting simple laser beams at satellites are cheaper than what the U.S. defense program has been trying to do—i.e. try and outspend (militarily) all other competing countries around the planet year after year.
Casualties in Iraq 2008, http://www.antiwar.com/casualties/
The Cost of War, http://www.afsc.org/cost/
Iraq War Costs could Top 2 Trillion Dollars, http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0110/dailyUpdate.html