Let’s never again let a war-criminal president drive us into a war just to up his approval numbers. And now let’s remember that we are still fighting a full-fledged war in Afghanistan. We are still fighting a slew of covert wars in far off places around the world – from Pakistan – to Somalia – to Yemen. And we still have an empire of 900 military bases all over the planet.
We still have a long way to go to escape one of our founding fathers James Madison’s greatest fear when he said,
Of all the enemies of true liberty, war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other…No nation can preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
His warning is just as relevant today as it was when he said 200 years ago. But with one war down – maybe we can begin focusing on the crisis here at home. The crisis that still threatens our economy which is massive unemployment – and the death of the middle class…