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Ike spent his presidency fighting against his own Pentagon because he didn’t want a huge conventional military to go adventuring. He knew modern war as no one else did, or likely ever will again, and saw no point in wasting lives or treasure on foolish adventurism, & told our enemies to stand down or get nuked. They stood down. He hated CIA and, after the U2 shoot down, never again spoke to them. He warned us about the Military-Industrial-Complex when he left.
To say we didn’t listen is the understatement of the post-Enlightenment Age.
Nixon likely would not have intervened […]
What better way to undermine Liberty and create a Police State than to get the citizens so scared that they demand to give up Liberty and the Rule of Law on their own? What do you think the Patriot Act was all about?
Did we spy on ourselves to defeat Germany and Japan? No. We went to war and beat the crap out of them with Rules Of Engagement that – wait for it […]
“Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” Ronald Reagan.
Nothing has changed.
Here is a column from an LA Times columnist. In it the columnist displays his ignorance by showing how much of what he knows … just isn’t so.
“They have both [Trump and Cruz] suggested that intensified U.S. bombing can win the war. (It can’t.)” I guess he thinks that round-the-clock heavy bombardment of oil fields, ball bearing factories, tank factories, arms factories, ammunition factories, truck factories, rocket factories, gunpowder factories, rail and […]
GOP voters need to take a step back and give more than a knee-jerk response to criticism of Bush as CINC, and whether he “kept us safe.”
Whether or not you supported Bush, and I did at the time, going to war WAS “Bush’s fault.” And it also was his fault that our troops were in Iraq twice as long as WW2, spent the same amount of money ($4T) in constant $ as it took to defeat the two largest & most modern militaries in history, simultaneously, across the entire planet on the land, in the air and on & […]