Wednesday, February 17, 2016

U.S. foreign policy flies under banner ‘American Exceptionalism’

The modus operandi of the multi-trillion dollar military-industrial-terrorism complex (MITC) is as transparent as is Donald Trump’s narcissism.

The MITC manufactures conflicts by gratuitous interventions abroad. Then it demands trillions of dollars and limitless time to defeat the monsters it created.

The MITC bonanza never ends.

What stuns is not the modus operandi. All organizations covet expansion for the sake of expansion. What amazes is the willingness of the President, Congress, and the American people to feed a failed enterprise.

Russia, China, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and ISIS are six current examples.

The Cold War ended with the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. The United States then confronted no existential threats. Our military power dwarfed rivals as an oak dwarfs an acorn. We should have dissolved NATO, ended our troop presence in Europe, and embraced a foreign policy worthy of our democratic dispensation and the sacrifices of Valley Forge: “HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS FOR SELF-DEFENSE, BUT NOT ONE CENT FOR EMPIRE.

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