What's The War About?

The Lunatic's Manual

By Bob Herbert

The way to fight a war is to mobilize the country - not just the combat troops - behind an integrated wartime effort. To do that, leaders have to persuade the public that the war is worth fighting, and worth paying for.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26091.htm



The Next War

By Robert Koehler

"I'm going to be killing people. I'm actually joining the Marines and will be doing this in real life."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26093.htm



So Please Tell Me Again: What's The War About?

By William Blum

When facts are inconvenient, when international law, human rights and history get in the way, when war crimes can't easily be justified or explained away, when logic doesn't help much, the current crop of American political leaders turns to what is now the old reliable: 9/11.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26085.htm

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What to do about the wars

Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland

08/04/10

As President Obama pooh-poohed as old news the many WikiLeaks documents showing the sad state of the conflict in Afghanistan, the chief executive also began an entire month of crowing about keeping his campaign promise to ‘bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end.’ But in both wars, the president’s strategies are flawed and need to be replaced with new ones...

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=2837



The unaffordability of endless war

Reason
by Steve Chapman

08/05/10

It’s a shame to let accountants spoil the charming romance of war, but sometimes they insist. Recently the Congressional Research Service reported that our military undertakings in Iraq and Afghanistan have marked an important milestone. Together, they have cost more than a trillion dollars. That doesn’t sound like much in the age of TARP, ObamaCare, and LeBron James, but it is. Adjusted for inflation, we have spent more on Iraq and Afghanistan than on any war in our history except World War II. They have cost more in real dollars than the Korean and Vietnam wars combined...

http://reason.com/archives/2010/08/05/the-unaffordability-of-endless


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