Behind closed door - where top Washington people know damn well that Muslims do NOT hate us for our freedom and prosperity they discuss other reasons for keeping these wars going.
The military offers employment (and adventure) for inner city directionless youth. It teaches them discipline as well. Thereby (the theory goes) reducing crime while teaching responsibility.
The military is the most Socialistic institution known, as it is the single largest employer (government employment of everyone is a tenant of Socialism) doing a variety of tasks. Without constant wars it wuld be hard to justify having so many government employees. There are legal problems of course, invovled with haing them do public works. So REAL Socialists can support the war as giving all these governemtn employees something to do.
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