Comment: My list of reasons

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My list of reasons

Why we fight:
- Maintain Petrostatus
- Suppor MIC
- Protect oil lines for oil companies against the locals wishes
- Zionism (real, faked, perceived, Christian, Jewish)
- Fear and xenophobia
- Expression of power on the world stage
- Legitimize domestic taxing and extoll taxes from the host country

I think the last is the most important. The govt and the MIC don't want dead bodies, they want money, and they get that money by taxing US. We're the targets of the war.

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to just be the financial target compared to some Afgani bleeding to death in a ditch, but if they just got the bodies and didn't get the money they wouldn't do it.

I'm not going to add "to keep us safe" to my list, not with a straight face at least.

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