The War Drones On

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Rules of war

Daily Speculations
by Stefan Jovanovich

07/07/10

The rules for American wars are painfully simple. They work politically and practically when the American people believe that 1. the country is responding to a direct attack, 2. the citizens, not the government decide who will do the fighting and 3. Americans have actual allies who are willing to fight and die for their own liberties. Two of the three conditions need to be satisfied; otherwise, the war is a loser...

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America’s tragic descent into empire

AlterNet
by Tom Engelhardt

07/07/10

Excerpt from The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s, by Tom Engelhardt: “‘War is peace’ was one of the memorable slogans on the facade of the Ministry of Truth, or Minitrue in ‘Newspeak,’ the language invented by George Orwell in 1948 for his dystopian novel 1984. Some sixty years later, a quarter century after Orwell’s imagined future bit the dust, the phrase is, in a number of ways, eerily applicable to the United States...

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