I am anticipating the day when the possession
of and Afghanistan will be represented
as vitally necessary to the security of Kansas and Nebraska.
There is no logical end to this elastic conception of 'security'
short of the conquest of the whole world
, Dec 1940
We compromise ourselves when we lose
the very ideals we are fighting for
--Barack Obama (12.10.09)
[Combing the Desert]:
We ain’t found shit!
Obama spoke of the concept of "just war" at his Nobel Peace prize acceptance, but failed to explain that meant, "Just War, All the Time."
In explaining why war is an essential element of foreign policy, he resorted to the bogeyman EVIL. Poor Obama -- still pandering to the never-to-be-won Republican base. And while Obama said evil must be fought, the reality is just the opposite. What we need is protection from the overreaching intentions of good men.
Evil is predictable and easily countered; good is the loose canon in the equation. Doing violence can never protect a nation from violence. An entity cannot be both x and not x.
This understanding is the basis of peace, if not a peace prize.
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