I woke up this morning and checked out facebook as I usually do. A few of my friends had pasted a circulating status about cancer. I'm really not sure why but I decided to write a note about it and vent on two other issues. I just started typing and this is what I came up with. I'd love to hear other opinions on the topics...
"We're under great threat because we occupy so many countries. We're in 130 countries. We have 900 bases around the world."
So spoke presidential hopeful and libertarian favorite Ron Paul at this week's GOP debate in Florida. But is it true?
In today's Wall Street Journal Political Diary, Bret Stephens says no. See:
In an attempt to hide the Afghan government’s military dependency on the United States, the US is sending $2.7 billion of military equipment to the beleaguered, corrupt Afghan government. But neither government can afford it.
Set to Foo Fighters' "Walk", this seriously motivating video is the story of a country that has lost its way, and the hope for its rebirth. Endless war financed by endless debt are enslaving multiple generations and an entire planet. But there is hope. There is an awakening - and let us hope that this rising tide will water the tree of Liberty, so that our children and grandchildren can once again taste its sweet fruit.
A new politically neutral peace group is forming. Join us:
Focus On Peace
Our purpose is to have a peace movement that welcomes people of all ideologies, creeds, and beliefs. One that makes everyone feel not only comfortable but a part of the movement. No one should feel that they are endorsing someone else's political agenda when standing up for peace. To this end we have only one focus: ending the wars abroad.